5 steps to explicating a poem

1
briefly describe the poen with a general impression and statement
* Discuss the theme in a few statements

2
Divide the poem according to its logical parts

3
analyze in detail the parts that you have discerned in section 2.
-tone
-mood
-imagery

4
Discuss how the form succeeds in conveying the content of the poem.
– show poets tools such as- metaphors, personification, imagery…etc

5
conclusion. write a brief recapitulation and speculation