Identity by Julio Noboa Polanco (Do you think what was…
Identity by Julio Noboa Polanco
What does the title tell you about the poem?
The title doesn't tell me much, but I understood from it that is is about personality.
Do you think the poem has a purpose? What do you think it is? What do others (experts) think it is?
The poem has a purpose, because the author wants people to deal with flowers nicely and in a good way. He also wants the audience to know the feelings of the flowers.
What is your first impression of the poem?Do you like it? Why or why not?
This poem is very wonderful. I liked it very much because it had so much meaning and it talked about flowers which are so lovely. It also talked about the bad things that happens to flowers, which is an interesting topic.
Tone: Do you think the author has a positive or negative attitude toward the subject? (Or a different feeling toward the subject of the poem) Explain.
The author has a negative tone in the poem. He was sorrowful and depressed. In the poem the author also showed negative and hurting feelings.
Why did you select this poem?
I selected this poem because it was short and in the same time it was nice and attractive.
What is the poem about?(What is the theme or subject of the poem?)
The poem is talking about flowers and what people do with flowers. It talked about how people grab the flowers in a bad way. The author also said that the flowers would rather be an ugly weed than be flowers.
Does the author write about a person or event from history? Explain.
No, the author doesn't write about history in this poem.
Does the author write about certain things from the past?
No, the author doesn't talk about things from the past.
When was the poem written and/published (year)?
There is no evidence about when the poem was published.
What do you know about that time period?
Because the poem doesn't have any time, I don't know it's time period.
Where was the poet living and what was he/she doing (working/going to school, etc.) at that time?
There was no information found for the author.
Do you think what was going on that time period had anything to do with this poem? Explain.
I don't know the time period of that poem, so I can't know what was going on that time.
If yes, how (every line, every other line, etc)? Does it follow a particular rhyme scheme? If so, explain.
No, the poem doesn't rhyme.
Does the poem rhyme?
No, the poem doesn't rhyme.
Are there any divisions in the poem? (Spacing of lines, words, or letters; separate stanzas.
Yes, there are separate stanzas.
How does the form of the poem contribute to the meaning of it? (For example, does the rhyming contribute to the meaning or the imagery?)
The lack of the rhyme in the poem makes it hard to understand and visualize.
Does the poem give non-human things human characteristics (personification)?
No, the poem didn't use personification in the poem.
Does the poem compare things without using like or as (metaphors)?
No, the author didn't compare things without using like or as.
What is the mood of the poem? Is it happy, sad, remorseful, reminiscent, etc.? Which words contribute to the overall mood?
The mood of the poem is so dreadful and gloomy. It was so painful and hopeless. The words ugly, broken, madness, and shunned showed how the mood of the poem is so sad and worried.
Figurative Language: Does the poem use any comparisons of things using the words "like" or "as" (similes)?
Yes, she used as in the first line to compare people to flowers.
After researching and analyzing the poem, has you opinion of the poem changed at all? If so, how? If not, why not?
After analyzing the poem my opinion did not change and I still think that the poem is nice and interesting.
Do you think your classmates would like this poem? Why or why not?
If my classmates read the poem, I think that they would like it and will find it so wonderful because it has a lot of meanings and the lines are short and easy to read.
Ask yourself "So what?" about the poem. What is the point of it? Why do you think the author wrote it?
The author wrote this poem to show that people who live without identity live a lesser life, and those who live on their own terms live the better life.
Why is this poem relevant today? (importance/ impact.)
The poem is relevant today because it a strong poem and people liked it so they started to spread the poem to other people until it came to us in these days.
How will this poem be relevant in the future?
The poem will be relevant in the future if people loved the poem and completed in spreading the poem to other people.
How does this poem inspire readers?
This poem inspire the readers in the way it tells them to always be admired and guarded like the flowers.