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Select one of the poems below and write a two paragraph long analysis of how the poet uses imagery, diction, or another poetic device in the poem. In your analysis, make sure to identify specific choices made the poet and explain why you think the poet made them.  In other words, how do they relate to an important topic or idea in the poem?

“Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa….

once you done with the above part create an outline..

Create an outline for your poetry analysis using the template below, making sure to be as specific and complete in your outline as possible so that I can give you any necessary feedback. 

Title (can be creative or informative):_____________________________________________________________________________

Thesis (topic, claim, and points of support):_________________________________________________________________

Introduction Pull-in (hook):______________________________________________________________________________

1st Body Paragraph or Point of Support

Literary device or point of support:_____________________

Topic Sentence (literary device or point of support and claim):____________________________________________________

 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bullet point list of textual support (what you will be analyzing from the text):

2nd Body Paragraph or Point of Support

Literary device or point of support:_____________________

Topic Sentence (literary device or point of support and claim):____________________________________________________

 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bullet point list of textual support (what you will be analyzing from the text):

3rd Body Paragraph or Point of Support

Literary device or point of support:_____________________

Topic Sentence (literary device or point of support and claim):____________________________________________________

 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________

Bullet point list of textual support (what you will be analyzing from the text):