Analysing love poems

Study the text "Reading Poetry" carefully.  Then answer the following questions.

Exercise

Robert Burns, "A Red, Red Rose".

1  What is the poem about?

2 Is there any rhyme in the poem?

3 Are there any divisions within the poem?

4 Are there any metaphors or similes in the poem?

5 What is the purpose of the poem?

6 Write a brief text about how the various elements of the poem work together to create a total effect (the theme).  

 

 Dorothy Parker, "Men"

1 What is the poem about?

2 Is there any rhyme in the poem?

3 Are there any divisions within the poem?

4 Are there any metaphors or similes in the poem?

5 What is the purpose of the poem?

6 Write a brief text about how the various elements of the poem work together to create a total effect (the theme).  

 

D. H. Lawrence, "To Women as Far as I'm Concerned"

1 What is the poem about?

2 Is there any rhyme in the poem?

3 Are there any divisions within the poem?

4 How are certain words made to stand out?

5 What is the purpose of the poem?

6 Write a brief text about how the various elements of the poem work together to create a total effect (the theme).