FC: Matt's Poetry Portfolio By Matt K
1: Table of Contents | Page 1........Apostrophe Page 2........Rhyme Page 3........Epistrophe Page 4........Birches Analysis Page 5.........Birches Tpcastt Page 6.........Ode Poem Page 7.........Narritive Poem
2: The Apostrophe Literary Term is a figure of Apostrophe is speech in which someone absent or dead or something nonhuman is addressed as if it were alive and present and was able to reply. | Apostrophe Definition | THE BOY AND THE GIRL A girl asks a boy: ,Do you like me?" He says no. Then the girl asks: ,Am I pretty?'' He answeres: ,,No." She keeps on asking: , If I go, would you cry for me?'' He says: ,,No." Then she asks: ,Am I in your heart?" He says no. Sad she turned around and wanted to go, but then the boy held her arm. He said: , I don't like you, I LOVE YOU. ,You are not pretty, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. ,I would not cry for you, I WOULD DIE FOR YOU. ,You are not in my heart, YOU ARE MY HEART.
3: Rhyme Definition | A rhyme has the repetition of the same or similar sounds at the end of two or more words most often at the ends of lines. | Babies By: Roshina Sheppard Little baby fast asleep, wishing you don't make a peep. Big brown eyes smile so sweet. Little baby fast asleep. | THE BOY AND THE GIRL A girl asks a boy: ,,Do you like me?" He says no. Then the girl asks: ,,Am I pretty?'' He answeres: ,,No." She keeps on asking: ,, If I go, would you cry for me?'' He says: ,,No." Then she asks: ,,Am I in your heart?" He says no. Broken Heart [U] Sad she turned around and wanted to go, but then the boy held her arm. He said: ,, I don't like you, I LOVE YOU. ,,You are not pretty, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Rose [F] ,,I would not cry for you, I WOULD DIE FORTHE BOY AND THE GIRL A girl asks a boy: ,,Do you like me?" He says no. Then the girl asks: ,,Am I pretty?'' He answeres: ,,No." She keeps on asking: ,, If I go, would you cry for me?'' He says: ,,No." Then she asks: ,,Am I in your heart?" He says no. Broken Heart [U] Sad she turned around and wanted to go, but then the boy held her arm. He said: ,, I don't like you, I LOVE YOU. ,,You are not pretty, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Rose [F] ,,I would not cry for you, I WOULD DIE FOR YOU. ,,You are not in my heart, YOU ARE MY HEART. Heart [L] YOU. ,,You are not in my heart, YOU ARE MY HEART. Heart [L]
4: Epistrophe Definition | The repetition of a word at the end of successive clauses or sentences. | Hourly joys be still upon you! Juno sings her blessings on you. [. . .] Scarcity and want shall shun you, Ceres' blessing so is on you. — Shakespeare
6: Birches Analysis | 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 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, 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 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. 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, 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. | 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 1 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 into 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
7: Tpcastt Analysis | T: The Title to me sounds like it has to do with trees because of the type of tree mentioned. P: Some Unfamiliar words are Withered= to become dry or shivered, Enamel= an opaque or semitransparent glassy substance applied to hard surfaces for a protective coating. Setting: A time period in which the seasons of winter and summer are being indirectly described. C: Some types of poetry terms are, Imagery= When he is describing the snow on the trees it puts an image in your mind. Mood= The mood that the author sets is a normal mood; neither sad or happy, because of what he is explaining. Rhyme scheme= in the first paragraph the lines 3 and 5 have a rhyme scheme. Symbolism= In this poem there are 3 main subjects, the kids, the snow, and the tree. The tree=Eternity, The Kids= The Future, and the Snow = time. Personification= He describes the 3 symbols as if they were living beings even thought there not.
8: Tpcastt Analysis (Continued) | A: The authors tone in this poem is differed depending on the season; Summer= Happy and Winter= Sad/ unhappy. S: The shifts in the poem are very suttle because this poem is neither intense or very slow, it only has a little change in the middle of the poem, when he transitions to a different setting. T: I think that the title indicates that the poem is about trees because of the type of tree mentioned in the title. T: I think that the theme of the story is that he doesn't like seing kids not being outside playing around and he would rather see little kids playing on the trees than snow just building on it.
10: Ode Poem: Nilla Wafers | Nilla Wafers are sweet Birds eat them with a tweet When I am in trouble I eat them times double When I am exhausted I eat them when there frosted When I am wearing silk I eat them with a glass of milk Nilla Wafers are my wife Without my wife I have no life
11: Narrative Poem: The Journey of a Raindrop | The raindrop falls down and down Screaming like little kid on the Raging bull Breaking through the clouds joining others Getting as big as a beetle But still as light as a feather The raindrop falls The raindrop calls To be reunited with his friends again Until theylands on dirt They will never become a puddle