How to Analyze Poetry
In order to analyze or "explicate" poetry, you need to know how to attack it. There is not one definite way to go about it, but many methods. For this assignment, you'll be exploring a step-by-step example on how to analyze a poem. You will need to take Cornell notes. Once you have finished the notes and looked at the example, you will then practice on the poem "Weary Blues," by Langston Hughes.