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BallaPoetry Analysis—TPS-FASTT (“Types Fast” Method)Examine the title before reading the poem. Sometimesthe title will give you a clue about the content of thepoem. In some cases the title will give you crucialinformation that will help you understand a major ideawithin the poem. For example Anne Bradstreet's poem"An Author to Her Book", the title helps you understandthe controlling metaphor.TTITLEPPARAPHRASEParaphrase the literal action within the poem. At thispoint, resist the urge to jump to interpretation. A failureto understand what happens literally inevitably leads toan interpretive misunderstanding. For example, JohnDonne's poem "A Valediction: Forbidden Mourning" isabout a man who is leaving for a long trip, but if it isread as a poem about a man dying, than a misreading ofthe poem as a whole is inevitable.SSPEAKERWho is the speaker in this poem? Remember to alwaysdistinguish speaker from the poet. In some cases thespeaker and poet might be the same, as in the

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