What predictions can you make from the title? What are your initial thoughts about the poem?
Summarize the poem in your own words.
What is the connotative (hidden, implied) meaning of the poem? Find examples of figurative language and poetic elements and explain their impact on the poem.
What attitude does the poet have toward the subject of the poem? Find and list examples that illustrate the tone and mood of the poem.
s there a shift in the tone/attitude of the poem? Where is the shift? What does the tone shift to?
Revisit the title and explain any new insights it provides to the meaning of the poem.
What is the overall theme of the poem?