Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins
Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins

Questions

  1. What words and images stand out to you?
  1. What is your emotional reaction to the poem (e.g., surprise, dismay, anger)?
  1. Read the poem a second time and identify any figurative language (e.g., simile, metaphor, hyperbole) you encounter.
  1. What do they think Collins is saying about the study of poetry?

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  1. According to Collins, what is the real goal of reading poetry?
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