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FC: Grace's Poetry Portfolio | By Grace S. P5
1: Table of Contents | Poetry Terms 2-3 Poem Analysis 4-7 Ode 8 Narrative 9
2: Poetry | Couplet: a pair of lines that are the same length and usually rhyme and form a complete thought. EX: "I love my magic fish She grants my every wish" is a couplet because the last word of the 2 lines rhyme. | Accent: the prominence or emphasis given to a syllable or word. EX: The word "RAbbit" has an accent on the first syllable.
3: Terms | Tetrameter: A line of poetry that has four metrical feet. EX: "I like to laugh the day away" has four metrical feet on the syllables like, laugh, day, and way, so it is a tetrameter.
4: Ode to the West Wind By Percy Bysshe Shelley 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! | Poem Analysis
5: T: Because odes celebrate things, he may want to say that the "West Wind" is a thing to celebrate. P: The wind blows around dead leaves and carries disease. Seeds wait through winter untill spring. The wind is everywhere. C: Line 1 has symbolism when he calls the the wind the "breadth of Autumn's being." This shows that he wants to show the reader that Autumn is alive through using the wind as a symbol for it's breath. Line 3 has a simile that describes dead leaves to be like ghosts. This is also imagery because it shows how the leaves are moving. Line 5 has a metonymy. I think pestilence, or disease, is substituting for the way the plants seem to die in autumn. The leaves change and fall, and animals start to hibernate for winter. Line 8 has a simile that compares the seeds to corpses in their graves. This creates that feeling of an almost eerie stillness.
6: A: Shelly feels that the "West Wind" is both good and bad in different ways. S: I think the shift is in line 9, when it switches the focus from the wind of autumn to the wind of spring. T: The theme of the poem is that wind in autumn can make things beautiful by blowing dead leaves, or ugly by killing them in the first place, and that spring brings life and hope. T: The title says that the ode is about the "West Wind," and it is a thing to celebrate but in a different way than expected. It is a good and beautiful thing, but it has bad qualities as well. | Line 13 also has a metonymy. It says "Wild Spirit," but the reader knows that he is referring to the West Wind. By saying this, he also uses imagery and describes that the wind is moving wildly. The first 6 lines follow the rhyme pattern ABABCB, but the rest of the poem gives another set of ABA befor the C. This pattern gives the poem rhythm. | Line 9 has personification that makes the wind of spring seem human by saying that it "shall blow." Here he is trying to say that wind is like a person that can blow air.
8: Ode | Ode to Blue By Grace S. Ode to Blue Color of Water Planet famous for H2O For where else can we go? Up and down the smooth waves flow As nature perfoms it's ever-lasting show Ode to Blue Color of America Stars and stripes Are red and white Emphasizied by a blue backgound's might One small corner a starry night Ode to Blue Color of Sky Magestic birds go flying past Here on Earth their shadows cast My how they are flying fast And yet how short the moment does last
9: Narrative | Polar Where? By Grace S. A polar bear walks to the edge of the ice A dip in the water will be nice She jumps and splashes, has some fun And follows a seal in an under-water run Away from her home And to the place where the seals roam She stays there for years Without many tears There is food always But no excitment in most days She misses her homeland More snow, more ice, like white frozen sand So she starts swimming back in a bit of a hurry Says "goodbye" to the seals who are pretty furry But she keeps swimming past Where she saw her home last But there is no ice And that is not nice