Poetry Unit: Soapstone

Speaker
the poems voice or point of view, like narrator, NOT necessarily the author

Occasion
the time, place, and context of the poem; what prompts writing

Occasion could be..
remembering someones life, reflecting a friendship

Audience
imagined readers or listeners

Purpose
what the poem attempts to do; what the audience should think or how the audience should feel after reading

Subject
the topic of the poem or issue it deals with

Subject Ex
love, survival, human nature

Tone
the speaker’s attitude toward the subject and audience

Tone ex
sarcastic, encouraging, playful, hopeful

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