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FC: My Life In Poetry By: Ryan Agsunod

1: Table of Contents 1 Where I'm From 2 I Am 3 Mardi Gras 4 Pet 5 Haiku 6 "Four Foxes" Response 7 Ode to All 8 Limerick 9 Free Verse 10 Limerick

2: Table of Contents Part 2 Analyzing Poetry Shel Silverstein- Hug O' War Robert Frost- Fire and Ice Maya Angelou-Insomniac Langston Hughes- In time of Silver rain Edgar Allen Poe- A dream

3: Table of Contents Part 3 Poetry Response Langston Hughes-Mother To Son Robert Frost-The Road Not Taken Emily Dickinson- Because I Could Not Stop For Death Bob Dylan- Boots of Spanish Leather Gelett Burgess- The Purple Cow

4: Where I'm From I am from health care, From taking orders too I am from bamboo, From fried rice and noodles. I am from the leaf off the apple tree. I am from the dandelions, And the peach tree I stole from. I am from passing down clothes and having eyeglasses, From Maria and Jerry I am from my bed, my favorite place to be I am from Hilton Head Island, where my family tends to meet I am from my phone, because that is what I use all day I am from my mom, who works as a nurse I am from my dad, who works as a waiter

5: I am from my grandmother, who used to work as a teacher I am from sit still and be quiet, And look with your eyes, not your mouth. I am from a Catholic church, which guided my life I am from my first church service, when my eyes were fully opened I am from “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” I am from the Philippines, from grain and rice. From the attack on my grandmother's heart, The crash my father was a part of In my closet are pictures of long long ago, I am from times like those, an addition to my family of three Without Jesus, I just wouldn't be me

6: I Am I am shy and quiet I wonder what my purpose is I hear my name echo I see pandas I want a pet I pretend to be loud I feel my heart beating I touch my reflection I worry about my family I cry when people die I am shy and quiet

7: I understand math I say my prayers I dream about nothing I try to be good I hope to be friendly I am shy and quiet

8: Mardi Gras It was the night of the Gemini Ball, and everyone wore green, purple, and gold. All of the costumes were sold. The king cake was stolen. The ball was already rollin'. The beads were worn. The floats were torn. There was a festival of food A light happy mood.

9: Tommy Thompson was addicted to king cake. At the ball, he saw the biggest king cake he's ever seen. He had to take a bite. What was a bite soon became the entire cake. Satisfied, Tommy left without getting noticed. The party ended and everyone was full, for tomorrow was Ash Wednesday.

10: Dawn Dawn is a daring dog, he's called Evel He's so brave, my mom calls him Knievel. Dawn the daring is the loop in a roller coaster, Dawn the daring jumps over any toaster. Dawn is a burning light His stunts light the night He bungee jumps with no bungee Mom says he doesn't look spongy!

11: Dawn is a daring do He can squeeze through a log Dawn is called Dawn, because he is a stunt pawn Dawn has a red coat He swims just like a boat His ears are small Dawn is quite tall

12: Spring Snow melts trees blossom Raincoats on grass turns light green Birds arrive and chirp

13: Fall Leaves begin to fall, Birds leave and grass turns brow too Bags of leaves everywhere

14: "Four Foxes" Response Worry not, foxes, for I shall bring sunshine and warmth I will protect you from the cold I will shelter you, And give you no alarm I am spring, and I will guide you.

16: Ode to All Ode to All, especially me Ode to us, by "Us" I mean Me Ode to the Lord, for I praise thee Ode to my mom, she cooks good spaghetti Ode to my dad, he cooks great steak Ode to my school, so i can take a break Ode to my brother, the blame he shall take Ode to my phone, it keeps in touch Ode to strangers, especially the Dutch

17: Ode to pie, it tastes good Ode to my jacket, it has a warm hood Ode to my friends, they keep me going Ode to my lawn, It needs a mowing. Ode to my bed, it lets me rest Ode to me, I am the best Ode to spices, they need more zest. Ode to my shoes, they have soles Ode to my dreams, and also my goals. Ode to my life, it's been great Ode to all, especially me

18: Limerick There once was a boy named Ryan His dreams involve him flying he has to wear glasses He did well in all his classes If his grades fall, his mom will start dying

19: R | Y | A | N

20: The Sea Is All I Can See As I dash through the sand, the warm summer breeze whistling past my ears, I look up to see the orange-blue sky.When I look at the sea, I see the sun dancing on it's waves every so lightly. Now I know why so many people come at sunset. It's not because the sun's radiance shines throughout the land, but because of the gracious sea waters. when I gaze out into the horizon, I become entranced, and the sea is all I can sea,

21: Free verse I look shy I look quiet I look nervous I look different I look like me.

22: Part Two Analyzing

24: I will not play at tug o' war. I'd rather play at hug o' war, Where everyone hugs Instead of tugs, Where everyone giggles And rolls on the rug, Where everyone kisses, And everyone grins, And everyone cuddles, And everyone wins. "Hug O' War" Sheldon Allan Silverstein

25: I think it is about someone wanting a hug. The speaker wants to hug and everyone giggles, kisses, grins, and wins. It has rhyme. The attitude is very happy. The shift is when the speaker wants to play hug o' war, not tug o' war.This poem is about being friendly. The theme is that many people are peaceful, not violent.

26: "Fire and Ice" by Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice is also great And would suffice.

27: This poem is about the poet's thoughts about the end of the world. The poet says the world could end in fire or ice. This poem has rhyme. The attitude is dark. The shift is when the poet says that ice is also good for destruction. This poem is about the poet's views of the end of the world. The theme is that there are many ways for life to end.

28: "Insomniac by Maya Angelou" There are some nights when sleep plays coy, aloof and disdainful. And all the wiles that I employ to win its service to my side are useless as wounded pride and much more painful.

29: I think this poem is about sleep. It is when the speaker sleep, sleep can be dangerous and painful. This poem has rhyme. The attitude is ominous. The shift is when sleep is useless to the speaker. This poem is about sleep, and the theme is that sleep can be a dangerous experience.

30: "In Time of Silver Rain" by Langston Hughes In time of silver rain the earth puts forth new life again, Green grasses grow And flowers lift their heads, And over all the plain The wonder spreads Of life. Of life. Of life! In time of silver rain the butterflies lift silken wings to catch a rainbow cry, And trees put forth new leaves to sing In joy beneath the sky As down the roadway Passing boys and girls Go singing, too. In time of silver rain when spring And life Are new.

31: This poem is about how rain helps nature. When it rains, the earth makes new life. The attitude is joyful. The shift is when the silver rain makes new life.This poem is about rain creating new life, and the theme is that when nature makes more life, the wonder spreads over the earth.

32: "A dream" by Edgar Allen Poe In visions of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed- but a waking dream of life and light Hath left me broken-hearted. Ah! what is not a dream by day To him whose eyes are cast On things around him with a nay Turned back upon the past? That holy dream-that holy dream, While all the world were chiding, Hath cheered me as a lovely beam A lonely spirit guiding. What thought that light, thro' storm and night, So trembled form afar- What could there be more purely bright In Truth's day-star?

33: This poem is about types of dreams. The speaker describes his dreams. This poem uses rhyme. The attitude is glorious. The shift is in the last stanza, when he describes the cheeriness of the dream. This poem is about the speaker's dream. The theme is that dreams have experiences.

34: Part 3 Response

36: The poem "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes makes me feel connected to my life. It makes me see obstacles in life in a different way because the mother has kept on going through life. I liked the entire poem because I can make connections with the poem. I did not dislike any part of it. The stair is a good way to describe the events of my life. The part that surprised me is that she wanted to let her son go on with life.

37: The poem "The Road not Taken" by Robert Frost makes me think about choices. It makes me see choices in a different way, because many people do the wrong thing and take the more popular choice. I liked the end because it shows that the poet made the best decision and it made a big difference. The entire poem helps me visualize a walk through a forest trail. The part of the poem that surprises me is that the poet chose to make the less popular decision.

38: The poem "Because I could not Stop for Death" by Emily Dickinson makes me feel depressed. The poet discussed death in a different way. I disliked the entire poem because it made me feel sad. The word swelling made me thing of the house about to blow up. The part that surprises me is that she passed so many places.

39: The poem "The Purple Cow" by Gelett Burgess makes me feel humored. It makes me think of cows differently. I liked the part where the poet would rather see a purple cow than be one. It was humorous. The word purple helped me imagine a cow that is purple. The part of the poem that surprises me is that the poet has not seen a purple cow.

40: The poem "Boots of Spanish Leather" by Bob Dylan made me think of lost love in a different way. I felt sad for the young man. I hadn''t thought about lost love. My favorite part of the poem was when the man said he would want the same thing from his love today and tomorrow. I did not like when the girl told the man she was leaving him to go to a different country. The part about stormy weather made me think about things like hurricanes. The part of the poem that surprises me is that the guy wants his love to send him Spanish boots of Spanish leather.

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