What do you “see” when you read a poem?
Please use SPECIFICS!!! You must use examples from the poem itself: words, images, lines, etc.
What do you “see” when you read a poem? Imagery may involve the other senses (hearing, smell, taste, etc.) or an abstract concept (thought, intellect). HOW do these images help you reach an understanding of the poem?
2. What happens in the poem? What conflicts or topics are introduced? Resolved? How does this help you reach a deeper understanding of the poem?
3. What kinds of words are used? Are there words with double meanings? Can you find connotative meanings for the words / phrases being used? How does this help you reach a deeper understanding of the poem?
4. What qualities or emotions does the poem evoke? How does the poem make you feel? How does this help you reach a deeper understanding of the poem?
5. In the below lines, the speaker is giving themselves advice or guidance. Using the lines of the poem below, explain what you think the speaker is trying to convey in that particular section. How does this help you reach a deeper understanding of the poem?
Ocean, don’t be afraid.
Ocean,
are you listening?
Ocean. Ocean,
get up.