S: Albert's Poetry Portfolio
FC: Albert's Poetry Portfolio Albert H.
1: Table of Contents Page 2-5: Poetry Terms Page 6-9: Poetry Analysis Page 10-12: Original Poems
2: Types of Poetry
3: Cinquain Definition: Cinquain is a short, usually unrhymed poem consisting of twenty-two syllables distributed as 2, 4, 6, 8, 2, in five lines. Example: TRIAD These be Three silent things: The falling snow... the hour Before the dawn... the mouth of one Just dead.
4: Fib Definition: A six-line poem in which the number of syllables per line follow the Fibonacci sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8. Example: One Small, Precise, Poetic, Spiraling mixture: Math plus poetry yields the Fib.
5: Tanka Definition: A Japanese poem of five lines, the first and third composed of five syllables and the rest of seven. Example: Finale Shooting stars ablaze Burn until they reach nights edge Softly they will fall Locked inside remains star light While their sleep forever more.
6: Poetry Analysis | O WILD West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being Thou from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven like ghosts from an enchanter fleeing, Yellow, and black, and pale, and hectic red, Pestilence-stricken multitudes! O thou Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The wingd seeds, where they lie cold and low, Each like a corpse within its grave, until Thine azure sister of the Spring shall blow Her clarion o'er the dreaming earth, and fill (Driving sweet buds like flocks to feed in air) With living hues and odours plain and hill; Wild Spirit, which art moving everywhere; Destroyer and preserver; hear, O hear! | Ode to the West Wind
7: Ode to the West Wind Title: There is an honorable West Wind that blows from the West. | Paraphrase: The West Wind, enslaved by the speaker, is powerful and ruthless. The West Wind pushes away all the factors and is driven to an unknown goal. The West Wind also has a variant infastructure and lives with manny different colors and sizes.
8: Connotation: - Imagery- "Thou breath of Autumns Being" uses imagery because the reader can almost see the foggy breath of some sort of person that represents Autumn. - End Rhyme- There is a word that rhymes with another every other line. - Simile- "Driving sweet buds like flocks to feed in air" is comparing "buds" with "flocks to feed in air" using "like". - Consonance- "Destroyer and Preserver" has a similarity between vowels. - Apostrophe- "Thou from whose unseen presence the leaves dead " has a reference to an unseen force.
9: Attitude: The attitude of the poem is somewhat religous in the matter of this great and almighty West Wind. The speaker somewhat looks at the West Wind as an all- powerful being that uses force over reason. Yet the wind seems to go unnoticed and the speaker wants people to notice, so there is alos some desperate tones in the Ode. Shifts: There is one major shift. That shift occurs when said, "Pestilence-stricken multitudes!" and the speaker starts to become excited and fanatic about the West Wind. Title: I think that Ode to the West Wind now means that the West Wind is some sort of object that is worshipped for its modesty and power. Theme: The poem means that there is always a stronger and more modest force lurking where you least expect it. This means that, in life, that you are just a smaller object in the big picture.
10: My Poems
11: Frog Frog runs away, On a big, long boat. Frog in disarray, And Frog doesn’t float. As Frog sinks, He starts to pray. Frog is now dreaming That he is whisked away. Frog wakes up, From a long, dreadful slumber, And now Frog is home, Even if he was plundered. Frog looks high, Frog looks low. He cannot find, What those dreadful thieves stole. Frog picks up a phone, And calls the cops. Frog looks outside, And witnessed his crops. He goes out yelling, As the police speeds here, And continues to mourn, After the dreadful act last year. | Narrative
12: Ode to Manzanar Ode to Manzanar, For those who have fallen. For those some 200 that Have died in captivity. Ode to Manzanar, For those who persisted. For those who resisted, Or ignored and never existed. Ode to Manzanar, And to those who Made places better When all hope was lost. Ode to Manzanar And to all that attended For being so peaceful Even when apprehended. | Ode