Different techniques used in poetry analysis are helpful tools in investigating and reviewing the poem.
Behind every review or analysis vital research on poet (author), era (time frame), possible reasons, the background behind the conceptualization poem is vital. On reading the poem, it’s also recommended to research more on the poet and his past works to understand the root of this particular idea.
However, it’s not just about the words used (Headrick, 2014).
It entails reading between the lines and understanding what made the poet come up with a particular poem.
Poems are written in some ways, here one need to identify which structure the poet has used for the poem.
The forms of poems broadly are stanzas, rhythm, punctuation and rhymes.It revolves around multiple aspects of a poem starting from the subject of a poem, its theme (meaning), tone, literary devices or speech figures, form to the feeling of the poet to how a reader feels about the poem.It is not only the analysis of techniques used in a poem, but poetry analysis provides a broader and wider picture of the poem, its reality, its hidden meanings between the lines, a study of poet’s mind, feeling and intention behind a poem.Carefully analyze the length and number of stanzas, does the rhythm impacts the meaning of the poem, is there many punctuations or little, either the rhyme is consistent, or it’s breaking and what is the rhyme contributing to the meaning of the poem or is it random.Lastly, analyze the emotions and feelings linked with the poem; of the poet and what do you feel when you read the poem.Poetry analysis, which is similar to poetry review, involves analyzing the language and figures of speech used by a poet.It also entails sharing personal views regarding the poem and breaking down the poetic instruments utilized by the said poet.Analyze the different shades of the language used in the poem for example; is it formal, judgmental, informal, critical, positive, bitter, reflective, solemn, frustrated, optimistic, ironic, scornful, regretful or morbid.Find out what the different literary devices are or what sort of figures of speech is used by the poet.By learning these aspects, you’ll gain a more comprehensive grasp of the poetry.It pretty much goes without saying that if you have a stronger understanding of the work, it will be way easier for you to analyze it.