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TASK One Outline: Analyzing Figurative Language

Introduction

  • Introduce the poem, the author, and identify the theme and tone of the poem.
  • Identify 2-3 specific elements of figurative language the author uses to convey this theme. (metaphor, simile, personification, onomatopoeia, alliteration, rhyme, repetition, consonance, assonance)

Body Paragraph 1

  • Discuss the first type of figurative language mentioned in the introduction.
  • Provide specific quotes from the poem that show this element
  • Explain what the author meant by that figurative language and how it contributed to the tone of the poem.

Body Paragraph 2

  • Discuss the second type of figurative language mentioned in the introduction.
  • Provide specific quotes from the poem that show this element
  • Explain what the author meant by that figurative language and how it contributed to the tone of the poem.

Body Paragraph 3 (optional)

  • Discuss the third type of figurative language mentioned in the introduction.
  • Provide specific quotes from the poem that show this element
  • Explain what the author meant by that figurative language and how it contributed to the tone of the poem.

Conclusion

  • Sum up the analysis
  • Restate the main supports for that analysis (the figurative language used to convey theme/tone)
  • DO NOT provide any new content/information/examples.

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