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FC: Ella's Poetry Portfolio | By Ella B

1: 3 poetry defintions.............. 2-4 TPCASTT ANALYSIS ................ 5-12 (Birches- Robert Frost) | Table of Contents | Ella's Own Poetry.................13-15

2: SIMILE A comparison between two distincly different things using the words "like" or "as" Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Twinkle Twinkle little star, How I wonder what you are up above the world so hihg like a diamond in the sky Twinkle Twinkle little star how I wonder what you are

3: HAIKU A poem of seventeen syllables arranged in three lines. The first and third lines contain five syllables; the second line has seven(5,7,5) The haiku is the shortest form in Japanese poetry. If frequently expresses delicate emotion or presents an image (frequently one of a natural object or scene). I lie belly-up In the sunshine, happier than You ever will be

4: Acrostic- The first letters of each line are aligned vertically to form a word. The word often is the subject of the poem. | J is for Jump, what you make us do. O is for Obsession, we are obsessed with you N is for Never love anybody more, A is for Antics, you've got us on the floor. S is Sing along, we can't help but join in, Jonas is our life, and we're proud to confess this sin. | Jonas Acrostic Poem


6: WHEN I see birches bend to left and right Across the line of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy's been swinging them. But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay. Ice-storms do that. Often you must have seen them 5 Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning After a rain. They click upon themselves As the breeze rises, and turn many-colored As the stir cracks and crazes their enamel. Soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells 10 Shattering and avalanching on the snow-crust— Such heaps of broken glass to sweep away You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen. They are dragged to the withered bracken by the load, And they seem not to break; though once they are bowed 15 | BIRCHES- ROBERT FROST

7: So low for long, they never right themselves: You may see their trunks arching in the woods Years afterwards, trailing their leaves on the ground Like girls on hands and knees that throw their hair Before them over their heads to dry in the sun. 20 But I was going to say when Truth broke in With all her matter-of-fact about the ice-storm (Now am I free to be poetical?) I should prefer to have some boy bend them As he went out and in to fetch the cows— 25 Some boy too far from town to learn baseball, Whose only play was what he found himself, Summer or winter, and could play alone. One by one he subdued his father's trees By riding them down over and over again 30 | Birches

8: Until he took the stiffness out of them, And not one but hung limp, not one was left For him to conquer. He learned all there was To learn about not launching out too soon And so not carrying the tree away 35 Clear to the ground. He always kept his poise To the top branches, climbing carefully With the same pains you use to fill a cup Up to the brim, and even above the brim. Then he flung outward, feet first, with a swish, 40 Kicking his way down through the air to the ground So was I once myself a swinger of birches; And so I dream of going back to be. It's when I'm weary of considerations, And life is too much like a pathless wood 45 Where your face burns and tickles with the cobwebs | Birches

9: Broken across it, and one eye is weeping From a twig's having lashed across it open. I'd like to get away from earth awhile And then come back to it and begin over. 50 May no fate wilfully misunderstand me And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth's the right place for love: I don't know where it's likely to go better. I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree, 55 And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more, But dipped its top and set me down again. That would be good both going and coming back. One could do worse than be a swinger of birches. 60 | Birches

10: TPCASTT ANALYSIS | T:TREE THAT HAS MORE MEANING TO LIFE THAN WE THOUGHT | P: The speaker is saying that the trees are a gift and gives you happiness by making sure you are always on the plus side of life and not the negative. He represents this tree because many other trees will bend and never come back up or brake. | C: In sentence 42, I think that he is meaning that when he was younger he used to play on the limbs of the trees when there was a problem and it helped him think it through and work it out. Through the many years he finally realized that you can always come back up once you fall. In sentences 56,57, 58, I think he is saying that there are more meanings of life than just sadness. He is saying that he goes up when theres a problem and the trees sets him back down to start all over. ,

11: In sentence 16 there is going to be a part in life where you really cant get back up from a situation. If a really close member of the family died, that would be hard to come back from but sooner or later you'll think to yourself, Just live the rest of your life, there's no need to worry. In sentence 18, trailing leaves on the ground is probly saying the trails you leave when you throw something off your back that has been bugging you or upsetting you is good because then i someone realizes your sad they'll try to help you over come the situation One could be worse than be a swinger of birches means that once something happens, it will stay with you a mocking you forever. When you sit on a birches when something is bad theyll let you back down telling you to start over but with other trees it doesnt let you back down. You have to live through it yourself. Birches are saying that accidents happen and you dont need to worry anymore. Other trees are saying its all your fault and you should have this trail behind in shame.

12: A: The speaker feels calm , Not worried. There is a feeling throughout the poem that its very soothing and not tense. | S: There is a shift between line 5 and 6 because it is kind of telling you that nothing brings down the Birch trees and then theres talk about winter and ice storms and how the birches cant come back up from it. | T: A lesson can be taught from somebody who has gone through the smae experience | T: A tree that was sent for a good reason and to keep people focused on the important things in life


14: ode | Ode to a Day By Ella B | Ode to a day Where the sun shines and the trees sway lawn mowers growl and dogs howl but when the night comes we thank thee day and want it to stay

15: NARRATIVE | FOURTH OF JULY BY ELLA B | The day starts off with a 2 hour parade splishing and splashing in the backyard, HOORAY! Burgers and hot dogs grill at night Lemonade and fruit salad keeps us awake all right At the end the end of the day, it all leeds up to a firework display

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