Analysis of Poems


Choose a  poem from the  list and write an analysis of approximately 250 words in which you will once again discuss how the sound devices discussed in this activity contribute to the meaning of the poem and any other interesting aspects you want to mention (eg., images, symbols, vocabulary, style, what it makes you think of etc.) You will find all of these poems on the University of Toronto Library’s Poets Website located at:

  1. Thomas Hardy – “Channel Firing”
  2. John Keats – “Ode on a Grecian Urn”
  3. Wallace Stevens – “A High-Toned Old Christian Woman”
  4. William Blake – “The Tyger”
  5. Percy Bysshe Shelley – “Ozymandias”
  6. Samuel Taylor Coleridge – “Kubla Khan”