After reading the selection of poems ( below), choose one poem to analyze and answer the following questions.
Sharon Olds “ The Language of Brag” p. 324
Billy Collins “Snow Day” pp. 41- 42
Elizabeth Bishop “One Art” and “First Draft of One Art” pp. 211- 213
Kaylin Haught “God Says yes to Me” p. 130
Barbara Hamby “Ode to American English” p. 86
Li-Young Lee “The Hammock” p. 189
Sylvia Plath “Stillborn” p. 319
Tony Hoagland “There Is No Word” p. 320
Pdidy tribute to Biggie Small (YouTube)
What is the poem about? In your own words, summarize the poem.
What is the theme (the central idea) of this poem? State it in a single sentence.
What images does the poet use? Share one or two images and tell why they are effective (or not).
What figures of speech are used (metaphor, simile, figurative language)? Cite at least one figure of speech and identify it.
Is the poem successful? Why?