FC: George's Poetry portfolio!
1: Table Of contents | Anthropomorphism Pg. 2 Theme Pg. 3 Irony Pg. 4 Narrative Pg. 5 Ode Pg. 6 Birches Analysis Pg. 7
2: Anthropomorphism Definition- The attributing of human shape, form, or characteristics to god, objects, animals, etc. | Example- Pokemon is example of Anthropomorphism.
3: Theme Definition- The subject of a talk, a piece of writing, apersons thoght's, or an exhibition. | Example- Romeo and juliet encompasses themes of family, love, murder, violence, mental instability, passion.
4: Allegory Definition- A story, poem, or picture that can be interperted to reveal a hidden meaning. | Example- The ship of state has sailed through rougher storms than the tepest of these lobbyists.
5: Birches- 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 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 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 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. 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 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 Until he took the stiffness out of them, And not one but hung limp, not one was left For him to conquer. | I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree, 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.
6: TPCASTT Analysis For Birches T- Talking about birches P- Talking about seing the birch trees bent and wishes the kids playing on them had bent them but it was really the storm. C- What a birches really is what it goes threw it's life. A- The Author has a meloncholy attitude toward the birches poem even thoe it's cheerful to. S- In the begining of the poem it is very fast paced but after the seconmed paragraph it calmed.
7: T- The title I think gives away the Poem. T- I think birches represents childhood it says that you need to enjoy life. It is saying you should always be positive an have a good time. This relates to life because you need to live life at a positive.
8: Narrative Definition- A poem that tells a story. Example The Dentist- I walk into the noisy room hearing people screaming He said get in the chair I screamed ahh.He pulled out the plyers. All beter I said Iwalked out of the dentist offeice whith a big smile.
9: Ode Definition-a lyric poem in the form of an address to a particular subject, often elevated in style or manner and written in varied or irregular meter. Example Ode to my mom- My mom has always been there for me. She feeds whwn I am hungry she takes care of me when I am sick honestly what would we do without moms. they always try to make you happy what would you do without a mom.