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Michael's Poetry Portfolio

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S: Poertry Portfolio By: Michael N

FC: Poetry Portfolio By: Michael N

1: Table of Contents Poerty terms.........2-4 Ode peom............5 Narrative peom........6 Poem Analysis.........7-11

2: Haiku Definition: A major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons. Example: Roses are reddish vi'lets are blue this is a westerners haiku By: unknown

3: Blank Verse Definition: Poetry that is written in unrhymed iambic pentameter. Example: Now, fair Hippolyta, our nuptial hour Draws on apace; four happy days bring in Another moon: but, O, methinks, how slow This old moon wanes! she lingers my desires, Like to a step-dame or a dowager Long withering out a young man revenue. Part of Shakespeare's "Midsummer Night's Dream"

4: Iambic Pentameter Definition: A type of meter in poetry, in which there are five iambs to a line. Example: "But soft! What light through yonder window breaks." Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet

5: zzzz | Ode to the Skateboard Whiz! Zing! The skateboard rolling across the ground, music to my ears I long for for the feeling of a board below my feet The way my feet slide across the gripe tape always stays the same The constant blowing wind as i ride down the street makes me never want to stop riding it The hot sun beating down as you speed through town Crack! The sound of the board as it pops off the ground The rush of energy you get from grinding along a rail I fall off only to get back up and try again My skateboard sits alone when the rain falls from the sky Only to be picked up again the minute the sun shines

6: Narrative Poem I was stuck out in the dark in the woods. The road in front of me was a ribbon of darkness and I could see absolutley nothing. I tried to figure out where I was and how I got where ever I was. As I tried to clear my train of thought a crack came as loud as someone snapping. The noise came again as if it were tormenting me. I ran in a random direction that seemed like it was the opposite of the noise. As I was running as if I was prey trying to escape a predator I noticed light. Confused i headed toward the light. As I ran toward the light the noise seemed as if it were stalking me and right as it was about to catch me I awoke in my bed extremely confused.

7: Poetry analysis

8: Poetry Analysis “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 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

9: 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. He learned all there was To learn about not launching out too soon And so not carrying the tree away Clear to the ground.

10: Poet | 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 willfully misunderstand me? And half grant what I wish and snatch me away Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:

11: 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 is a swinger of birches.

12: Title- The title of the poem "Birches" could be the tree and the way the tree can connect to the author's life. Paraphrase- The author is talking about childhood and how he wishes he could be a child agaian. He is also talking about at the beginning that how he wishes it were the boys that who were responsible for the trees being bent , but then he later faces the truth on how it is the ice storms. Connotation- "You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen." I think the author could be talking about the way the ice and snow appear on in the sun make you think of heaven and it could be also be an opinion.

13: Connotation(continued)- "Often you must have seen them.....you'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen." This is imagery and the author is talking about when the ice is sitting on the top of the trees and the sun melts the ice while the breeze makes it hit the snow that causes a clicking noise to occur. Connotation(Continued)- "Years afterward, trailing their leaves on the ground.....to dry in the sun" This is a simile. The author is saying that the leaves lie in the sun to dry because the ice had permantly bent the trees down so that they were touching the ground and kind of dragging behind them.

14: Connotatioin(continued)- "Some boy to far away from town to learn baseball....." The author is talking about how he thinks that the boys are the ones playing on the trees. He Then realizes that it is not the storms that are bending the trees and not the boys. Connotation(Continued)- "one could worse than a swinger of birches." The author is talaking about how he almost wishes it were the boys and not the storms and while he is thinking this he is thinking that they could do worse things than bend the trees. Attitude- The author intends the poem to be read in a calm, relaxed voice that would express his feelings that he put into his poem.

15: Shift- The author starts out talking about how the trees have been bent down by the ice and snow storms. Than he changes to thinking that the children were responsible for the bent trees and once again he changes to wishing he was a child again. Title- The title, as i guessed at first connects to the author's life and how everything in the poem builds up to the end when he talks about how he longs for childhood once more. Theme- the theme of is childhood and how you should enjoy it and your time wisely because you childhood life won't last forever.

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