Sympathy For The Devil Poem Analysis

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While reading and examining poems and plays it is imperative that one must understand the concepts behind how to correctly, efficiently, and strategically analyze and evaluate them. In order to accurately analyse and evaluate poems, plays, and songs readers must examine its words and phrasing from the perspectives of rhythm, sound, images, obvious meaning, and implied statements. Readers then must organize responses to the verse into a logical, point-by-point explanation. A fine commencement when analyzing and or evaluating poems and plays includes starting with some background information on the story in order to give it some context, followed by the major theme or focus in the composition along with an explanation. Primarily, a piece of …show more content…

He asks, Who Killed the Kennedys? / (Richard Keith, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger.) but later states, When after all / It was you and me / (Richard Keith, Keith Richards, Mick Jagger.). The statements recited by the Devil reveal that he knows something which society does not. This would be the brutal assassination of the thirty-fifth president of The United States, John F. Kennedy. The statements also unveil that the Devil knows the person that has assassinated the president, and in fact also took part in the assassination.” This quote from my poetry anthology STAR B is an example of how I had to learn and evaluate poems. Similarly, when absorbing information and composing a reader response about the play Twelfth Night I was able to further improve my analyzing and evaluating techniques. In order to do so, I had gone home and made extra notes regarding themes and characters in the play so that I would grasp a better understanding towards the main theme of gender concealment. In conclusion, having knowledge regarding how to compose a reader response or a poetry anthology may help one strive to become a more active and evaluative reader due to the many themes, different characters, and concealed themes that one must think outside of the box to observe.
Explain how one specific success criteria has helped you become a more active and critical reader: Create a poetry anthology of various poems writing an analysis and using different

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