“The Minefield.” by Diane Thiel

Watch this YouTube video on performing a poetry analysis.

Next, choose one of the poems from the upcoming Poetry Portfolio II: Task #3 (listed below):

“The Minefield (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” by Diane Thiel
“The Bean Eaters (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” by Gwendolyn Brooks
“What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
“When my love swears that she is made of truth (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” by William Shakespeare
“Sympathy (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” by Paul Laurence Dunbar
“The Negro Speaks of Rivers (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” by Langston Hughes
“Facing It (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” by Yusef Komunyakaa
“Dulce et Decorum Est (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.” by Wilfred Owen
For this Learning Activity, watch the video above, then perform an analysis on a poem of your choice, just like the one she performs in the video.

Label these parts in your post:

  1. What’s an important question or passage? Give passage.
  2. Important phrases (pick 3 as she does in the video) Give three important phrases.
  3. Look at the part of the poem that comes after your chosen passage. How does it help to further explain your passage? Give part that comes after and explain.
  4. Form a one or two sentence statement of your analysis (including poem title and author’s name), as she does in the video. For example, “In my opinion, “Nothing Gold Can Stay” by Robert Frost ___.” Fill in the blank with your analysis.

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS