Poetry Analysis Unit with Sticky Notes: Activities, Writing, and PowerPoint


Increase student engagement and understanding with this poetry analysis unit. This unit includes a multi-day, editable PowerPoint presentation filled with direct instruction and step-by-step poetry analysis, a sample poem to analyze with your students, and materials and writing assignments to use with any poem!

Your students will love these interactive and hands-on close reading organizers and scaffolded writing responses. Students will enjoy using sticky notes in class as they analyze complex speeches and nonfiction texts.

This sticky note poetry analysis unit is a great way to help students learn to thoroughly analyze text.

This lesson includes:

  • an editable, 46-slide PowerPoint for teaching poetry analysis (walks students through the SWIFT analysis process)
  • 14 poetry analysis organizers
  • 6 writing prompts with outlines
  • 2 grading rubrics
  • teacher instructions
  • a poetry terms quiz
  • a multi-day lesson plan

The PowerPoint includes these teachable slides:

  • Structure
  • Word choice and tone
  • Imagery
  • Figurative language
  • Theme

*This unit was designed to be used in a high school classroom. However, since the direct instruction PowerPoint is editable and there are a variety of organizers, this unit is also suitable to use in the middle school classroom with minimal modification.

This unit includes almost all of the resources you will need for a complete poetry analysis unit. There are a few poems included, and you will need to choose and provide additional poems you read in class to make your own unit come to life. With a little prep work and all of the materials in this unit, you will teach the best poetry analysis unit ever!

This resource is bundled!

Sticky Note Analysis Bundle: Literary, Rhetoric, Poetry

The included PDF pages are secured and not editable.