Group Poem Analysis & Richard Cory

  • silent reading
  • New groups to be formed to join 1 member from each poem, with the other poems.  You must have your “What Is Poetry” student booklet out.  Please also take notes for each poem on the paper, to help you remember when you study for the final.
  • On your own!
  • Richard Cory: find the poem in your booklet
  • Answer these questions:
  • 1. What is the relationship between Richard Cory and the speaker?
  • 2. How does rhyme and meter move the poem forward?
  • 3. What does the poem suggest about envy?
  • 4. What does the poem suggest about privilege?
  • 5. If you were going to recite this poem, how would you avoid falling into a sing-song pattern?

Group Analysis

  • No Red Ink: finish, new unit on capital usage!
  • Using the 4 square method, you will analyze a poem from “What is Poetry” booklet as a group.


  • silent reading
  • Go over 4 square analysis for “July 15th, 1986”
  • Begin group analysis: you will be given a poem in your group.  One person will set up a shared document.