Sonnet 118

You may begin by going through the glossary of literary terms associated with poetry that will help you remember and consolidate the concepts that you will have to work with.

Read the fragment below by E. Dickinson. Whenever you need to analyze a fragment, the first step is to make a plan. You can use the plan below to start analyzing the poem, by trying to fill in the spaces in the second column with as much information as you can. In order to be able to do this, it is important to know the literary terms and concepts associated with a text in poetry (see the glossary of literary terms above).

After filling in the plan with as much information as you can, you can compare your answers with the model below.

Having completed the analysis, you can now formulate the answer in an essay format, by putting all the information together in a coherent manner (do not forget to follow the classic structure – introduction, body and conclusion, and use clear paragraphs.