What is a explication essay?

An explication essay examines sentences, passages, poems, verses or text from longer literary works to explain and interpret on a more detailed level. It requires a close reading of the material.

How do you write an explanation of a poem?

Begin with the main idea of the poem. Explain the setting, the speaker, and the broad themes. Name the structure and the meter, if you can, try to place the poem in an academic context for your reader. Use the first paragraph of your explication to convey the big picture.

What are the features of a poem?

Terms in this set (5)Rhyme. * Some poems use rhyming words to create a certain effect. Rhythm. * Sometimes poets use repetition of sounds or patterns to create a musical effect in their poems. Figurative Language. * Figurative language is often found in poetry. Shape. Mood.

What makes a poem good or bad?

A good poem is a symptom of the author’s effort to make sense of the world. And often, ideas that can’t be expressed in prose can sometimes be expressed through strong images. A good poem often uses clear, memorable, concrete images to make a point.