Daniella Rodriguez TPCASTT_Template - TPCASTT Template TPCASTT Poem Analysis Method title paraphrase connotation diction attitude tone shift(s

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TPCASTT Template TPCASTT : Poem Analysis Method: title, paraphrase, connotation, diction, attitude, tone, shift(s), title revisited and theme Title Before you even think about reading the poetry or trying to analyze it, speculate on what you think the poem might be about based upon the title. Often time authors conceal meaning in the title and give clues in the title. Jot down what you think this poem will be about… I'm thinking this poem is about how there will always be a tomorrow to look onto. Meaning you have a chance to fix whatever you messed up on. Paraphrase Before you begin thinking about meaning or tying to analyze the poem, don't overlook the literal meaning of the poem. One of the biggest problems that students often make in poetry analysis is jumping to conclusions before understanding what is taking place in the poem. When you paraphrase a poem, write in your own words exactly what happens in the poem. Look at the number of sentences in the poem—your paraphrase should have exactly the same number. This technique is especially helpful for poems written in the 17th and 19th centuries. Sometimes your teacher may allow you to summarize what happens in the poem.

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