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The poetry analysis of the art works: superstructure and discourse

Written by Nigel Simpkins

Teaching students an ESL course which refers to reading, interpreting and analyzing poetic passages is one of the internal models in DELL: Literature, Translation, and Applied Linguistics. Teaching the linguistic aspect of poetry analysis is drawn from communication, study through discussion. Pragmatics also accommodate the reading element of student learning and influences the professor’s role.

Teaching poetry analysis through discourse

Language is subject to several levels of discussion. English teachers aim to share their knowledge via a message. This involves interpreting both poetic and philosophic passages by using Linguistic practical tools from the perspective of a communication discussion. The writer’s purpose of the journey, propositional acts are more effectively understood using linguistic theories. This also includes the author’s promises, questions, and commands in his/her writing.

Teaching students how to write a poetry analysis involves linguistic theories. Poetry analysis belongs naturally to an individual’s comprehension and interpretation of a passage. As well as his or her appreciation of reading. This article’s goal is to show how teachers and students can apply all linguistic theories and elements to breaking down and analysing poetic passages regarding useful interpretation and appreciation of the author’s writing.

Integrating poetry analysis & linguistic theories in the classroom

Articles that include theories from areas of practical and realistic analysis at a level of discussion. As well as the use of situational understanding methods can be applied to passages subject to investigation. Especially those from earlier centuries after the BC era began. Poetic passages are subject for discussion and analysis on around three levels. They are often recommended to the student by teachers in ESL/EFL language classes.

Superstructure and discourse

Superstructure refers to an organization of concepts which gives readers the ability to study information about language styles used. As when it comes to the occurrence of canonical with superstructure, linguistic categories are mandatory, and poetic context is essential. The types, when they occur, is purposed by their meanings. Some of the groups can be reoccurring, more than others. Discourses represent varieties of the schema which are the direct result of the analyser’s choice of the positions.

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Poetry analysis process

Elements mentioned in poetry analysis discourse is outlined to help students to get a grasp of the definition. Usually, an analysis is conducted in parts. It is difficult to advise different poems from a teacher’s side to a student. As many poetic passages are based on a variety of aspects in literature, a differentiation of text purpose, different relationships between what is implied and implicit imagery, and so on. On the other hand, general analysis advice can be given such as:

  • Study the passages title.
  • Find out the meaning and purpose of the poetic passage.
  • Show an understanding of the way the poem is organized, and the purpose of the text.
  • Study the poem’s conclusion to get a better understanding of the writer’s purpose.
  • Understand the tone of the language used in the poem.

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Poetry structure

There are usually two types of structure to poetry. This also includes formal and thematic styles. When a poem is written in a structured way, the passage fits together with the use of its. If the components are paragraphs, there is automatically a relation amongst the segments of the poem. The reoccurrence or repetition of ideas characterizes some of the categories. For example, the introduction can refer to past events, present or future.

Whereas the thematic structure of a poem is usually made up of a fictitious plot. The presentation of the ideas in the poem is developed. A poetic text may state an issue in no less than eight sentences. The next eight penalties would be the answer to the problem. The first half of these eight lines would provide a piece of evidence in the form of an example. The second half would be a reflection of what the example sentences entail.


In conclusion, the occurrence of superstructure and linguistic are essential for analyzing poetry. Teaching the correct interpretation of both poetic and philosophic passages is useful, mainly when referring to oral discourse and communication. Applying situational understanding methods can be used to passages to quickly get a grasp of the text purpose and language styles, and to determine which type of poem the passage is, especially when it comes to the reoccurrence and repetition of ideas.