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English 10B Unit 4 Analysis of Poetry

Decent Essays
Unit 4: Analysis of Poetry
This Unit Activity will help you meet these educational goals:
21st Century Skills—You will use critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and communicate effectively.

Introduction
In this activity, you will read and analyze three poems by different poets and examine the similarities and differences among them.
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Directions and Analysis
Task 1: Read and Analyze Poetry
Read these poems, which revolve around the ideas of darkness and the night:
"Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night" by Dylan Thomas
"Acquainted with the Night" by Robert Frost
"We Grow Accustomed to the Dark" by Emily Dickinson

Read the poems a
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dence to support opinions
Structures the essay exceptionally well, has a compelling introduction and conclusion, and uses transitions to enhance the organization of ideas
Consistently uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation throughout
Proficient
(3 points)
Adequately addresses most of the points mentioned
Effectively compares how the subject has been woven into the central idea in the three poems
Adequately evaluates and compares the effect of figurative language and imagery in the poems
Effectively compares the style and impact of the poems
Provides adequate textual evidence to support opinions
Structures the essay well, has a meaningful introduction and conclusion, and uses transitions effectively
Largely uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Developing
(2 points)
Adequately addresses some of the points mentioned
Compares how the subject has been woven into the central idea in the three poems
Evaluates and compares the effect of figurative language and imagery in the poems to some extent
Compares the style and impact of the poems
Provides some textual evidence to support opinions
Structures the essay into paragraphs, has an introduction and a conclusion, and uses transition words
Makes a few mistakes in grammar, spelling, and punctuation
Beginning
(1 point)
Marginally addresses some of the points mentioned and omits others
Attempts to compare how the subject has been woven into the central idea in the three poems
Inadequately
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