With these lists of tags and moods, you can compare and contrast your chosen poem to other similar poems — and make smart decisions about your recitation.
How does your chosen poem deal with beauty, breakups, death, etc. compared to another poem with the same tag? How are the poems different? How are they similar? How will this shape your recitation of the poem?
How does your chosen poem communicate a particular mood compared to another poem with the same mood? How does your poem shift out of that mood compared to another? How will this affect your recitation of the poem?
Teachers, we also have a great lesson plan where your students map the shifting moods of their chosen poem.