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“Rain” Poem Analysis


Directions: With your aisle partner use the 8 steps for understanding a poem to analyze this poem. Then write a
paragraph (5-7 sentences) explaining what the poem was about and how the poetry terms contribute to the poem.

Rain
Let the rain kiss you
Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops
Let the rain sing you a lullaby
The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk
The rain makes running pools in the gutter
The rain plays a little sleep song on our roof at night
And I love the rain.

-Langston Hughes

Step 1: The title of the poem is ______________ I think the poem might be about _______________________________

Step 2: Overall I ________________________________________ the poem because ____________________________

Step 3: (on poem)

Step 4: (on poem)

Step 5: The speaker in the poem is ____________________________________________________________________

Step 6: I noticed the following about the form: __________________________________________________________


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Step 7: Figurative language I noticed includes: __________________________________________________________


These poetry terms add to the poem by _______________________________________________________________
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Step 8: My “so what” is _____________________________________________________________________________

Paragraph

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