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Poetry terms

When you are asked to write an analytical essay on a poem, there are many, many things you should consider. Here, I will list some of the more important aspects of a poem that you need to look at before you even attempt to write the essay. How you put it all together is another matter, but if you can break the poem up into little bits of analysis, chances are you will be able to come up with a pretty good essay. The first thing you must do is learn some of the common terms used in poetry and what they mean.