An Analysis of “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost

Before we get into an analysis of "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, let's take a look at how to do a poetry analysis. Your teacher will be so impressed that she'll ask you how to do a poetry analysis when you're … [Read more...]

William Blake Poetry Analysis: “The Lamb”

Enjoy this analysis of "The Lamb" by William Blake. But first, the poem. For a lesson plan on how to do a poetry analysis, follow the link.The Lamb Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? Gave thee … [Read more...]

An Analysis of “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost

This "Fire and Ice" poem analysis takes you step by step through the analysis process, allowing you to teach your own literary analysis whenever the fancy strikes, which is usually about 5 minutes after your administrator … [Read more...]

An Analysis of “Birches” by Robert Frost

Continue your exploration of Robert Frost poems with an analysis of "Birches". Follow the link for a step-by-step breakdown on how to analyze a poem. Here's a symbolism in the poems of Robert Frost lesson plan. You're … [Read more...]

Poems with Metaphors: “Sympathy” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Before we study poems with metaphors, let's take a look at what it means to master metaphors. And let's take a look at how studying poems with metaphors can help you improve your ability to communicate.Here's a lesson … [Read more...]

Emily Dickinson’s Nature Poems: An Analysis of Selected Emily Dickinson Poems about Nature

I will attempt to explain Emily Dickinson's poems--her nature poems, not all of them, just a few. It is reasonable that you may have a conflicting interpretation. I'm OK with that. If you're going to complain, however, make … [Read more...]

Metaphor Poems: “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou

Although the term metaphor poem doesn't really exist, I use it because I have my own website and I can make terms up. When I use the term metaphor poem, I refer to poems that are metaphors and not just a poem that contains … [Read more...]

An Analysis of Selected Emily Dickinson Poems

I've compiled an analysis of Emily Dickinson poems to help you get started teaching. Here's a link to some lesson ideas for teaching Emily Dickinson. Quick Lesson Plan Here’s a little something I threw together to make your … [Read more...]

“Ode on a Grecian Urn” Analysis

You probably don't care, but this is my favorite poem by my favorite poet. I like football, too.This "Ode on a Grecian Urn" analysis is one of many interpretations. You're more than welcome to create your own analysis and … [Read more...]

Forms of Poetry with Examples

Stanza form in poetry plays an important role in analyzing the meaning of a poem. Start with the definition of poetry form and continue with these poetry examples. Definition of Poetry FormThere are many different … [Read more...]