How to Analyze Emotion in Poetry


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Poets use acoustics to create emotion in poems. Acoustics refers to what part of poetry?

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1. One of the main techniques for generating emotion in poetry is through diction. Diction refers to _______.

2. 'Childish' and 'childlike' have different emotions associated with them, but they have very similar _______.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will allow you to demonstrate your knowledge of the ways that poets can convey emotion in their poems. You'll need to be familiar with such techniques as acoustics and diction.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz and worksheet to assess yourself on:

  • Term that describes a word's emotional meaning
  • Term that describes the literal definitions of words
  • Technique(s) William Wordsworth utilized in 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about analyzing emotion in poetry in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding poetic devices and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about methods of conveying emotion in poems

Additional Learning

To ensure your understanding of key concepts, check out the related lesson, How to Analyze Emotion in Poetry. Keep the following objectives in mind as you review the lesson:

  • Identify the three main ways that poets convey emotion in their poetry
  • Learn how the same metaphor may carry different meaning in different poems
  • Describe the mood that John Keats creates in his poem, 'To Autumn'
  • Understand the context of Wordsworth's 'I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud'