FC: Joey's poetry portfolio | By Joey R. period 1
2: page. 2 Blank Verse page. 3 End-Stopped page. 4 caesura | page. 5 TPCASTT page. 6 TPCASTT | page. 7 Ode Page. 8 Narrative
3: Blank Verse: Unrhymed iambic pentameter. | Ex. My lord? A grave. He shall not live. Enough. (John King)
4: Ex. Coral is far more red than her lips red. --Shakespeare | End-Stopped: A line that has a natural pause at the end (period, comma, etc.). | sentence....
5: Ex. At length I heard a ragged noise and mirth Of theeves and murderers: there I him espied, Who straight, Your suit is granted, said, and died. (George Herbert) | Caesura. A pause, metrical or rhetorical, occurring somewhere in a line of poetry. The pause may or may not be typographically indicated (usually with a comma).
6: T: It gives you some idea of what the poem may be about. the title is birches, so I assume that birches will symbolise something or take part in the poem. P: The poem is about a man who sees birch trees bent down and knows that ice storms did it but hopes that it was a lonely boy who would climb to the top and catapult off for he used to do such acts and wishes he could relive childhood. | C: In the poem I believe that the birch trees symbolize life, and the ice storms symbolize life burdens, most cant weigh you down permanently, like the child, but big things can. A: The tone of this poem is nostolgic and sad. this is because the man wishes that he were able to relive life and be a child again, and sad because it was crippling ice storms that bent the trees and not lonely children that have nothing else to do for fun.
7: S: the major shifts in the poem in my mind were in line 25, after the dash the mood became more nostalgic, longing to be that child, and happy and hopeful, that they were bent in the name of fun for a lonely boy who works in the fields. and the other is after line 41 when there is a large gap in the text. this changes the poem from talking about the trees to talking about his days of being young and swinging on birches. | T: The poem has just reinforced my original thoughts on the title. T: The theme of the poem in my mind is involving many large metaphors. the ice is life burdens, and thetrees are life, and the children are small burdens that make life difficult, exciting, and most of all, fun. these all come together to mean that little burdens in life are good and enjoy them while they're there because eventually a large thing will come and you will not be able to ever get over it.
8: An Ode to ginger hair How beautiful you are, O dear ginger hair I do so wish I had you, Why wont your master share O you are so beautiful, Like a golden shiny mane Anyone that does not have you, Is to be put to shame And you just must cost a fortune, How do you pay for care? "it really doesn't" your master says, "Its natural, not dyed" "OH NO, here comes a ginger hunter! now I must go hide!"
9: Narrative The window It opens Its hot outside The breeze flows through It is now night The window it is closed