ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IN FULL SENTENCES IN YOUR BOOK. USE QUOTES TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWERS.
- What is the poem's subject matter: (Look at the Title first)
- Which words and *poetic techniques provoke emotions or attitudes to the poem's subject matter?
- What do you like about the poem (i.e. meanings, poetic techniques, words, imagery, feelings?) What do you dislike about the poem?
- Is it a **lyrical poem (about feelings about something), a ***narrative poem (a ballad, one that tells a story), or a ****dramatic poem (one that speaks to another unseen person)?
- What does the poem remind you of (i.e. other poems, movies, books, songs, photographs, historical events, current events?)
- Describe the picture of Australian/other cultural life it represents.
- Which parts and ways of thinking about a particular culture does it celebrate, or not celebrate, or criticise?
- Is the representation of the culture good for most people, some people, few people?
- What do you think is the purpose of the poem (to entertain, to inform, to persuade, to reflect)?
- Does it call for any change to the status quo?
Symbols, imagery, alliteration, assonance, personification, metaphor, simile, allusion etc. Check your list of poetic techniques.
EXAMPLES OF TYPES OF POEMS
**LYRICAL POEM - My Country, by Dorothea Mackellar
***NARRATIVE POEM - Clancy of the Overflow, by Banjo Patterson
YouTube - Clancy of the Overflow
****DRAMATIC POEM - Annabelle Lee, by Edgar Allan Poe