think of a major claim that you can make about the poem and build an argument to support that claim using evidence from the text. your claim may be a specific interpretation of the poem, a view about the poems attitude towards the subject, the relationship of the subject to the historical context of the poem, the significance of some element of the poems form or another similar type of analysis .
your essay should include:
your interpretation of the poem
textual evidence to support your interpretation
an analysis of specific elements of the poem
a discussion of how specific elements of the poem( such as theme, figurative language, or structure) affect the meaning of the entire poem
a major claim about the poem
an argument to support your claim