Analyzing Poetry

After finishing up the notes we started yesterday, the students and I began analyzing poetry, using the elements identified within our notes.

We first started with “Invictus” by William Earnest Henley.

Invictus Analysis


We then moved on to “Sonnet 43” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

Sonnet 43 Analysis

Thereafter, we looked at “The Rose” by E.E. Cummings.

E.E.Cummings The Rose

We closed class with our “Summary Circle” where the students had an additional opportunity to share their poetry with their classmates as an eager audience.  If time permitted (and the students wanted to hear it), I shared a poem I wrote as a part of our “Bar-A-Day” activity.


  • „Read for 30 minutes.
  • „Study for vocabulary quiz on Friday.
  • „Respond to at least two of your classmates’ “If I Were President” speech on KidBlog (Due by Monday).
  • „Begin posting your poem on to KidBlog.


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