Here is the handout we've used to interpret poems in class. It's a work in progress. If you think something should be added, make a suggestion so we can make this better!Here are the poem we've read and interpreted in class so far. Don't worry, not all poems will be THIS challenging...






Theme and thematic statements explained.



Shel Silverstein poems we have or will read and analyze for theme and thematic statements in class.





The two-paragraph literary response template we've used in class.

Mr. Bentley's response to lit using the template above.