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Poetry Analysis Using TPCASTT. English Mrs. Ramos. What is Poetry?. Type of rhythmic , compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery to appeal to the reader ’ s emotions and imagination It is often has a “ musical ” quality.

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Poetry analysis using tpcastt

Poetry Analysis Using TPCASTT

English

Mrs. Ramos


What is poetry
What is Poetry?

  • Type of rhythmic, compressed language that uses figures of speech and imagery to appeal to the reader’s emotions and imagination

  • It is often has a “musical” quality.


Make a chart like this in your journal leave a big space for c
Make a chart like this in your journal (leave a big space for “C”)


T is for title
T is for TITLE

  • Analyze the title first.

  • What do you predict this poem will be about?

  • Write down your predictions.

  • We will reflect on the title again after we have read the poem.

  • The next step is often omitted, but it is the most important!!!!


Read the poem
READTHEPOEM!!!!


P is for paraphrase
P is for PARAPHRASE

  • Paraphrasing is putting something in your own words.

  • After reading the poem, rewrite it in your own words.

  • This may be three sentences or a page, depending on the particular poem.


C is for connotation

Analyze the figures of speech and sound effects of the poem.

These are the poetry vocabulary we will now review.

These elements add to the meaning.

C is for CONNOTATION

apostrophe

ASSONANCE

alliteration

RHYME

diction

personification

onomatopoeia

simile

implied metaphor

meter

HYPERBOLE

direct metaphor


Figures of speech aka figurative language
Figures of Speech (aka Figurative Language)

  • Diction-Word Choice

  • Imagery-Description that makes an object or experience so real you can imagine it with your senses (sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing)


  • Simile-comparison between unrelated things that DOES use like or as.

  • Ex. She walked like a snail.


  • Person like or as)ification-a figure of speech where human characteristics are given to a nonliving object/thing

  • Symbolism-anything that stand for or represents something else


  • Paradox-statement that seems contradictory or absurd but that expresses the truth

  • Wise fool

  • Bittersweet

  • "I can resist anything but temptation."-Oscar Wilde


  • Yikes! Paradox and Oxymoron sound the same.

  • They are VERY similar.

  • Paradox is more about a truth as Oxymoron is just opposites put together.


Yes there s more
Yes, there contradictory ideas’s more!

  • Allusion- A brief, usually indirect reference to a person, place, or event--real or fictional.

  • "I violated the Noah rule: predicting rain doesn't count; building arks does."(Warren Buffett)

  • "I was not born in a manger. I was actually born on Krypton and sent here by my father, Jor-el, to save the Planet Earth."(Senator Barack Obama, speech at a fund-raiser for Catholic charities, October 16, 2008)


  • Onomatopoeia-sound words that imitate real sounds


  • Consonance-repetition of identical consonant sounds that are preceded by different vowels

  • Don’t eat in that tent


Last one for c
Last one for twisters)“C”

  • Rhyme-repetition of word ending sounds

  • Rhyme Scheme-The pattern of rhyme in a stanza of poetry

    There once was a big brown cat      a That liked to eat a lot of mice.        bHe got all round and fat                  a Because they tasted so nice.            b


A is for attitude
A is for ATTITUDE twisters)

  • Tone is the attitude of the speaker toward the subject of the poem.


S is for shift
S is for SHIFT twisters)

  • If there is a change in…

    • Time

    • Tone

    • Speaker

      This should always be noted as this will also affect the meaning.


T is for title again
T is for TITLE (again) twisters)

  • At this time, you should reconsider the title.

  • Were you right in your predictions?

  • What other meanings might the title have in light of your analysis?

  • Next, the biggie….


T is for theme
T is for THEME twisters)

  • As you already know, theme is the general insight into life conveyed by the author through his/her work.

  • It does not make a judgment.

    example: “Don’t do drugs” is not a theme.

  • It merely states something that is true to life and the human condition.


How do i find the theme
How do I find the twisters)THEME?

  • Look at the other parts of TPCASTT.

  • What insight are all of these working together to convey?

  • What is the poet trying to say about life?

  • What is the BIG idea?


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