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TVO ILC ENG4U Poem analysis worksheet Poem analysis worksheet (for submission) Poem #1 "I look at the world" by Langston Hughes Poem #2 “I, Too” by Langston Hughes What can you learn from the title of the poem? That I am also part of this society. That I’m not a marginal class, I am an essential part of America, too. Identify and explain poetic devices in the poem. How are the words arranged? What is the effect on the reader? Identify word clusters to help you determine the theme or main idea of your poem. 1 Copyright © 2018 The Ontario Educational Communications Authority. All rights reserved.
TVO ILC ENG4U Poem analysis worksheet Focus questions What is the theme or main idea of your poem? How do you know? How does the title relate to the theme? What image or line from the poem stood out to you? Explain. If you could ask the poet a question, what might it be? Why are you asking that question? This poem is about segregation, and wanting to do something to make a change so that they can have a better life. It is a free verse poem that focuses on African American identity within the dominant white culture of the USA. It encapsulates the history of oppression of black people by means of slavery, denial of rights and inequality.

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