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Grant's Poetry Portfolio

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BC: Reffering two unlike things using like or as. T: About kids and their lifestyle.

FC: Poetry Portfolio Grant O.

1: Table of Contents Poetry Terms... 2-4 Ode Poem... 5 Narrative Poem... 6 Poetry Analysis... 7-9

2: Terms Haiku Poem A Haiku Poem is a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables. Example) Throwing a baseball With control and wildness But not giving up

3: Limerick A light, humorous poem of five usually anapestic lines with the rhyme scheme of aabba. Example) A Cold Woman By Paul McCann There once was a woman of ice . She never knew how to be nice . She spent all of her life , on the edge of a knife , cutting herself off from advice.

4: Allegory A symbolical narrative Example) The Pearl By: John Steinbeck The Canoe represents wealth.

5: Ode to Summer Summer My favorite time of year Go outside feel the freedom no more being trapped in the house School is out That means happiness days are longer sun shines stronger Summer

6: Narrative Poem On the last day of school I am happier then ever I jump for joy then hate going back The last day of school is the best

7: “Birches” – Robert Frost 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 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 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.

8: 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 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

10: TPCASTT "Birches" Robert Frost T: About Trees and Nature, and what they do/go through. P: A guy whos seeing/imagining trees bent down because of ice storms. Hoping that kids bent them. Character: Narrator- Guy Setting: In Woods, Around Trees.

11: C: "When truth broke in"- Personification. Trth is not actually breaking in. "You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen"-Imagery Imagining a dome falling, but it's not happening. "Like girls on hands and knees"- Simile A: Author is calm and descriptive. S: Hoping, then recognizing. T: Hope for the best.

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