Poetry Explication. A poetry explication is a relatively short analysis which describes the possible meaning of the poem. Your explication will be paper on what you think the poem means and a point by point analysis of how you arrived at that particular conclusion.
An explication begins with an introduction indicating the title of the poem, the poet and the main idea of the work. It must also suggest the direction of the explication. Your main point of your explication will be your take on the poem’s meaning.
The first paragraph should present the large issues, it should inform the reader which conflicts are dramatized and should describe the dramatic situation of the speaker.
Discuss the diction in the poem. Point out words that are particularly well chosen and explain why.
Metaphor, Simile, Personification, Hyperbole