Writing about Poetry with T.I.M.E.

Poetry T.I.M.E.

Review elements of T.I.M.E. in this brief slide presentation.

Complete an analysis by telling the  T.I.M.E.  of the poem. (See page 5 in handout packet at this link.)

Click Writing about Poetry w-Grading Guidelines for printable assignment sheets.


  1.  What is the most memorable idea, image, or literary device you recall about the poem? What direct quotation from the poem would be an effective attention-getter?
  2. State the title and author of the poem.
  3. State your thesis – what ideas will you have in each paragraph?


  1.  What is the poem about?  Consider T. information.
  2. What is the structure of the poem?  Consider I. and M. information.
  3. Use the literary terms to discuss your response.
  4. What is the author’s attitude? Your response? Consider E. information.


  1.  Summarize ideas discussed by connecting the structure to the message and/or your response to the poem.
  2. How did the author’s use of images and music convey the message and influence your response?

PEER RESPONSE for Poetry Analysis
by ______________________________________________________

Poem:____________________________________________ Poet:_____________________


_____ Attention getter is effective
_____Mentions poem title and author
_____ Thesis statement indicates order of development


_____ Personal response to poem is supported with evidence
_____Structure of poem is accurately identified
_____Theme/thought or main idea seems logical
_____Shows relationship between person response, structure and theme


_____Summarizes main ideas discussed
_____Reflects on thesis


_____Reflects personal understanding of poem
_____Includes correct use of poetry and literary terms
_____ Transitions show connection between ideas and paragraphs
_____Have fewer than three MUGS errors (mechanics, usage, grammar, spelling)

STUDENT READER__________________________________________________________________


Plans for Revision:

In order to improve this analysis, I must do the following:


Teacher evaluation/comments:  (Turn in this sheet with final draft of poetry analysis.)

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