1-What is the poem about?
Tell me a little bit about it in one or two sentences!(How do you know this?)
2-Who is speaking in the poem? Is there more than one person? How do you know? Who are they speaking to?
3- How does the poem put its message across?
Think about: verses? Imagery? Choice of words? Techniques? Rhythm and Rhyme? Mood?
4-What is YOUR Personal response to the poem? Do you think the poem is effective? Why?