What's the point of poetry? How can you understand it and write about it? This textbook is designed for students who need to be able to analyse unfamiliar poetry. Learn about language features, what effect they have, how to spot themes and tone, setting and more. This interactive resource includes multichoice quizzes, practice poems with answers, poems read aloud, images and sounds, plus SPLITS: an easy way to remember how to do a detailed analysis. From defining poetry to iambic pentameter, this book will help you to become more familiar with poetic forms, techniques and sounds - so you can tackle any poem with confidence.