Boobis Logo Say It Your Way: Paraphrase a Poem!

My name:

I am in class

My e-mail address

  1. Read the poem out loud and to yourself several times.
  2. As you reread, circle or highlight lines you found surprising or ones that you did not understand.
  3. In the first column below type the lines you need to focus on.
  4. In the second column use your own words to explain what you think the lines are saying.
  5. In the last column explain what the lines might mean.

Title of the Reading:

Lines from the Poem My Paraphrase
(in my own words)
What I Think This Means

Now re-read your poem. How did paraphrasing help you understand the poem?