An Introduction to Introductions

  • What is the poem about?
  • Consider POETIC FORM, VOICE, LINEATION AND LITERAL MEANING in relation to the LARGER PURPOSE.
  • Use the guiding question to focus your response.
  • Don’t list techniques. Mention large overarching techniques instead
  • The word persona appears a lot in examples. Don’t say character if you are talking about a poem

Some exemplars:

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