English Short Analysis of Poetry

For this, find a poem that uses strong diction. You may choose any poem you wish, from anywhere in the world, from any time period. You may also use song lyrics, as long as the song has good enough word choice that you can analyze it.

In 100­-200 words, analyze the poet’s diction.

  • What words stuck out to you as a reader?
  • What effect did the word choice have on you as a reader?
  • Pick out five examples of strong words from the poem. Describe why the poet might have chosen these words.
  • What mood did the diction of the poem create? 

Make sure you include the poet’s name and the title of the poem!

REMEMBER TO WRITE IN YOU OWN WORDS AND IN COMPLETE SENTENCES.