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FC: My Portfolio Book By: Alex W. P2 By: Alex W. P2 P2

1: Table Of Contents Poetry Terms......................................2-4 The Poem "Briches"............................6-9 Analysis..........................................10-17 Narrative.............................................18 Ode.................................................19-20

2: An antropomorphism is when adding attributes to non- human qualities like animals, inanimate objects, and even natural phenomenons. Example: In the movie Toy Story they use antromorphism. They do this by giving the toys human characteristics, for examole the main character Woody is able to talk like a human and save the world!

3: An epistrophe is when a sentence, clause, or phrase ends in the same statement. They do this to add effect on a statement and allow it to stick to you. Example: We are born in happiness, we pass our time in happiness, our days end in happiness!

4: Alliteration is the use of repetition of neighboring words and sounds. It is usually only used in two or more lines. People use alliteration to make a poem more fun and exciting. Example: Sally sells seashells by the seashore.

5: “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.

6: 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.

7: Then he flung outward, feet first, with a swish, 40 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 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.

8: 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: Poetry Analysis "Birches" By: Robert Frost T: Trees P: The characters are a boy and the birch trees. The setting is located by birch trees. The plot in this poem is the author wishing a boy was swinging on the branches and bent them, but it was really the harsh weather that had bent them. It takes place in present day. Some unfamiliar words are enamal which means paint, subdued which means quiet, and weary which means tired.

11: C:"With the same pain you use to fill a cup to the brim." This statement is a metaphor because they are comparing to unike things. The author is comparing how hard climbing a tree is to the difficulties of fiing a cup to the brim without spilling. "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 having lashed it open." This is a simile because the author is comparing the pathless road to life, and using the word like. This simile is stating that as an adult you have to make more choices. As a child, your life is guided for you; therefore, this metaphor is stating that your life was guided for you as a kid and your road had signs for you. As an adult, you must make your own choices, and put the signs in yourself, and to make these choices. There will be pain that goes along with it.

12: "Soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells shattering and avalanching on the snows-crust- such heaps of broken glass to sweep away you'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen." This statement is a hyperbole because an avalanche did not just take pace, so the author is exaggerating about the amount of snow. The author does this to show that all this amount of snow can bend the trees, but he is exagerating to get the point across. This is also a use of imagery because there is plenty of discription telling how beautiful the scene looks in the winter with they crystals and the snow's crust to the author, he does this to describe the scene, and also to show he enjoys the scene for putting so much description into tis scene.

13: "You may see thier trunks trailing arching in the woods years afterwords, trailing thier leaves on the ground like girls on hands and kneesthat throw thier hair before them to dry in the sun." This statment is a simile because they are using the word "like" by comparing the girls hair to the leaves of the trees. It is also a use of imagery because you can clearly picture a girl throwing her forward to dry, and the author wrote this statement to show how low the leaves are, and how they dangle before you just like girls hair. "One could do worse then be a swinger of branches." This statement is a use of symbolism. This statement is stating that even at those times when the author wishes to be a kid again, but then come back and remain on Earth, but someone could do worse by wishing to die because they can no longer handle the times they are going through. Therefore, the author is not taking Earth granted, but someone could, and that would be way worse.

14: "But I was going to say when truth broke in with all her matter-of-factabout the ice-strorm." This is a use of personification by giving "truth" human characteristics. This statement is stating that the truth can be hurtful and strong, but you must except it, but you can also wish upon something else. An onomatopeia would be the word swish. An epistrophe would be "So was I a swinger of branches and so I dream of going back to be." They use these litteral terms to make the poem more creative, and understanding.

15: Overall, this poem is stating that the author wishes to go back to being a kid again. He is using the birch trees to represent a ladder through the passage of time, and being able to go back to his childhood. Although the author is saying he would only like to go back for a secound because he finds Earth a good place. As he states, "Earth is a good place for love there is no place better." Therefore, he only wishes to back to being a care-free kid when life as an adult is hectic and overwhelming. Although, he does not take Earth for granted becuase he likes Earth, and is happy to live on it, as he stated before, but sometimes he wishes just to slip away and escape back to those good old times for a couple of secounds, but then journey on back to his fasinating life.

16: A: The attitiutude in this poem starts of more of description and how beautiful it looks to the author, but then right after he becomes sad becuase he wishes little boys bent the trees. Towards the end it becomes more happy and pleasent because the author is saying all of these things little boys would do and it is in a cheerful mood by describing his dream. Then comes the end where the poem is in reality mode, and it feels shocked and motivative to see those times when you are extremley overwhelmed, but to get past that feeling and to see that the Earth is a happy place, and living is a good place. S: Takes place more towards the end when the author is saying how he was once a swinger of branches, he is looking at his past times as a child. Then towards the end paragraph he decideds he only wishes to go climb the birch tree to heaven and see his childhood for a secound, but then go back to adulthood and be able to start over because he finds life a good thing. So the shift begins sad, but then goes to reality where he realizes that it was nice as a kid, but life is such a miraculous thing!

17: T: the title "Birches" is now a childhood memorie of the authors life, and a birch tree seems to symbolize his childhood. T: The theme is that as a kid it is worry free, and how sometimes he would wish to go back, but then after a couple of secounds he wants to go back to being an adult becuase he finds life a great thing! | Childhood | Adulthood

18: Narrative The late start "Buzz buzz," goes the sound of my alarm It sounds just like a crazy animal farm My eyes peer at the clock I see it is 7:30 I have to fly like a hawk Scarfing down my morning meal Brushing my teeth with a toothbrush that is teal Grabbing my pants and top Hoping not to miss the bus stop stepped on the sidewalk to school Strudding down the catwalk like a fool All these eyes are glued on me and then I look down to see... These silly purple and pink pajama pants still lie on me!

19: Ode Ode to the sun It shines so brightly up above And provides the Earth with light And warms people's heart with life And sprouts tiny seeds that will soon be big and Strong And brings waves to the waters and beyound And creates winds to cool us down below And the lushious rays brush upon our shoulders and How it feels like a chashmire sweater And how it can change the seasons and start lives Nothing can match its power It has no match to be its competitor It gives so much, but yet we take it for granted how we harsh on its heat how we scream for it to be gone how we hide from its rays

20: It is the beat friend you will ever recieve It will never leave no matter what you do It is always insight even when you're down It will bring you gifts that will help you survive Now how good does the sun sound now? Sun you are great, sun you are helpful, sun you are amazing!

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