Top 7 Tips to Reading a Poem!
- Reading the poem out loud: Reading the poem out loud can help you hear yourself speaking the poem. It can also help with understanding the poem when said out loud.
- Re-reading the poem: Re-reading the poem well always helps in a passage or verse the reader is struggling with. The more the reader re-reads the poem, the more sense the poem is
- Imagine the authors emotion and intentions: The author of a poem always gives hidden messages in a poem, a way to find out these hidden messages are by being in the authors shoes.
- Describe key words and phrases: Describing the key words or phrases in a poem helps grasp the main idea of the poem for the reader.
- Think about questions: Thinking about questions helps you find the answer to the question, making the poem easier to understand. For example, who was the speaker in the poem? Finding out that question can help you understand who the subject of the poem is.
- Look up words that you don’t understand: If you struggle to understand the poem due to many words that you do not understand, then the poem will not make sense, always search up all the words before trying to find the meaning.
- Poems cannot be paraphrase:If you paraphrase a poem to a way you think is easier to read, it will ruin the meaning of the poem. Paraphrasing poems will not make any sense, due to the fact that every word in the poem has a different meaning that cannot be paraphrased.
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