T-title: The meaning of the title without reference to the poem.
P-paraphrase: Put the poem, line by line, in your own words. DO NOT READ INTO THE
POEM. Only read on surface level.
C-connotation: looking for deeper meaning.
A-attitude: Looking for the authorís tone. How is the writer speaking?
S-shifts: Looking for shifts in tone, action, and rhythm. Donít just write the number. Discuss
how the shift(s) affects the poem.
T-title: reevaluate the title as it pertains to the poem
T-theme: What does the poem mean? What is it saying? How does it relate to life?