Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay (subject (A; I selected this poem…
Travel by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Q; what is your first impression of the poem? Do you like it? Why or why not?
Q; What is the poem about? (What is the theme or subject of the poem?)
Q; What does the title tell you about the poem?
Q; 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.
Q; Why did you select this poem?
Q; Do you think the poem has a purpose? What do you think it is? What do others (experts) think it is?
A; I selected this poem because it's short and it's talking about patience while waiting for the train
A; The title doesn't tell much but what i can conclude is that it talks about travel or transportation devices
A; My first impression of the poem is that it made me feel bored and it didn't grab my attention. I did not like it that much. Because it does not show much emotion.
A; The poem is about having patience to get what you seek
A; I think that the author has a negative tone ,because it's talking about waiting for something for a really long time which is very exhausting.
A; I think the poem has a purpose; to persuade people to have patience with what they seek.
Q; When was the poem written and/or published?
Q; What do you know about that time period?
Q; Does the author write about certain things from the past?
Q; Where was the poet living and what was he/ she doing (working, going to school, etc.) at that time?
Q; Does the author write about a person or event from history?
Q; Do you think what was going on during that time period had anything to do with this poem? Explain.
A; No, the author did not talk about a person or event in history
A; No the author does not write about certain things from the past
A; There isn't any date that specifies when it was published
A; I do not know much about that time of period but from what i can tell is that they didn't have a lot of transportation devices at the time.
A; Millay was born in Rockland, Maine, to Cora Lounella Buzelle, a nurse, and Henry Tolman Millay, a schoolteacher who would later become a superintendent of schools.
A; I don't think that what was going on during that time period had anything to do with the poem because it's just talking about waiting for a train which is resembling something that you've been waiting for.
Q; Does the poem rhyme?
Q; If yes, how (every line, every other line, etc.)? Does it follow a particular rhyme scheme? If so, explain.
Q; Are there any divisions in the poem? (spacing of lines, words, or letters; separate stanzas?
Q; How does the form of the poem contribute to the meaning of it?
A; Yes, there are divisions in the poem.
A; Yes, the poem does rhyme.
A; The poem rhymes every other line. It does follow a particular rhymes scheme; A B A B.
A; The rhyme of the poem gives a musical element to the poem and keep the reader entertained.
Q; Does the poem compare things without using like or as (metaphors)?
Q; Does the poem use any comparisons of things using the words "like" or "as" (similes)?
Q; What is the mood of the poem? Is it happy, sad, remorseful, reminiscent, etc.? Which words contribute to the overall mood?
A; The mood of the poem is not hopeful and it makes me feel bored.
A; No, it does not.
A; No, it does not.
Q; Does the poem give non-human things human characteristics (personification)?
A; No, it does not.
Q; Ask yourself "So what?" about the poem. What is the point of it? Why do you think the author wrote it?
A; I think the author wrote the poem to persuade people to have patience with what they seek
Q; After researching and analyzing the poem, has your opinion of the poem changed at all? If so, how? If not, why not?
A; No it did not, because the poem remained not interesting to me.
Q; Do you think your classmates would like this poem? Why or why not?
A; No, i don't. Because the poem does not attract attention and i feel like most people my age would not like it.
Q; Why is this poem relevant today? (importance/impact)
A; I think it is relevant because it shows the way of the author to express himself
Q; How will this poem be relevant in the future?
A; It will be relevant in the future because we will be more developed and have more trains so we might relate this to ourselfs
Q; How does this poem inspire readers?
A; It inspires them to have to wait and have patience