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My Poetry Portfolio

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1: Table of Contenets! | •P.2-7 ------------------------------------- Terms •P.8-10 ------------------------------------ Analysis •11-12 ----------------------------------- Poems

2: Ballad: A poem that tells a story similar to a folk tale or legend and often has a repeated refrain.

3: The Mermaid by Author Unknown 'Twas Friday morn when we set sail, And we had not got far from land, When the Captain, he spied a lovely mermaid, With a comb and a glass in her hand. Chorus Oh the ocean waves may roll, And the stormy winds may blow, While we poor sailors go skipping aloft And the land lubbers lay down below, below, below And the land lubbers lay down below. Then up spoke the Captain of our gallant ship, And a jolly old Captain was he; "I have a wife in Salem town, But tonight a widow she will be."

4: Chorus Then up spoke the Cook of our gallant ship, And a greasy old Cook was he; "I care more for my kettles and my pots, Than I do for the roaring of the sea." Chorus Then up spoke the Cabin-boy of our gallant ship, And a dirty little brat was he; "I have friends in Boston town That don't care a ha' penny for me." Chorus Then three times 'round went our gallant ship, And three times 'round went she, And the third time that she went 'round She sank to the bottom of the sea. Chorus Example of a Ballad Poem.

5: Couplet: A couplet has rhyming stanzas each made up of two lines. Shakespearean sonnets usually end in a couplet My Good Summer Vacation By Zainab My summer vacation was so much fun. I love to skip and run.

6: Lay A lay is a long narrative poem, especially one that was sung by medieval minstrels called trouvres. EX: The Lay of the Troubled Golfer His eye was wild and his face was taut with anger and hate and rage, And the things he muttered were much too strong for the ink of the printed page. I found him there when the dusk came down, in his golf clothes still was he, And his clubs were strewn around his feet as he told his grief to me: "I'd an easy five for a seventy-nine -- in sight of the golden goal -- An easy five and I took an eight -- an eight on the eighteenth hole! "I've dreamed my dreams of the `seventy men', and I've worked year after year, I have vowed I would stand with the chosen few ere the end of my golf career; I've cherished the thought of a seventy score, and the days have come and gone And I've never been close to the golden goal my heart was set upon. But today I stood on the eighteenth tee and counted that score of mine, And my pulses raced with the thrill of joy -- I'd a five for seventy-nine!

7: "I can kick the ball from the eighteenth tee and get this hole in five, But I took the wood and I tried to cross that ditch with a mighty drive --" Let us end the quotes, it is best for all to imagine his language rich, But he topped that ball, as we often do, and the pill stopped in the ditch. His third was short and his fourth was bad and his fifth was off the line, And he took an eight on the eighteenth hole with a five for a seventy-nine. I gathered his clubs and I took his arm and alone in the locker room I left him sitting upon the bench, a picture of grief and gloom; And the last man came and took his shower and hurried upon his way, But still he sat with his head bowed down like one with a mind astray, And he counted his score card o'er and o'er and muttered this doleful whine: "I took an eight on the eighteenth hole, with a five for a seventy-nine!" -- Edgar A. Guest

8: T: nature and life P: its about a man looking back on his childhood. And remembering the good things he had in life. Then, he comes back to reality and explains his life as an adult. C: Imagery "soon the sun's warmth makes them shed crystal shells."... Mood: "You'd think the inner dome of heaven had fallen"... He is explaining a happy mood because the dome of heaven falling is an amazing and deep connection to life. Simile: "and life is too much like a pathless wood"...

9: Mood: "one could do worse than be a swinger of birches".... He is explaining that when you think about your life, it could be worse so enjoy it. Symbolism: "but swinging doesn't bend them down to stay"... Bad things may happen to you but, you won't stay hurt or down forever. A: It's soft and serious. It appeals to peoples childhood. And, it makes people remember the good times they have had as a child. It is a little sad and has deep meaning. He was a boy but now he is grown up and he thinks and dreams of being a boy again.

10: T: A boy's life to a man's life. And, the man wants to go back to be a boy again. T: Obstacles a person endures in their life and how you recover from them. Challenges in your life. You can get through tough times no matter what.

11: Ode Baseball, baseball I love you so much It's my heart that you touch I love the glove in my hand the field is filled with sand I love the sound of bat on ball I will try to hit the ball over the wall I start the next inning on the mound The ball hit the catcher's mitt and made a big sound I'm up to bat, boom The ball will zoom It's out of here, homerun! The game was really fun

12: Narrative Oh once I met a boy he was a nice boy but something seemed wierd about this boy at night he became a reptile boy he would save the town from an evil toy then I found out about the boy he begged me not to tell I told him I wouldn't he said thanks I said sure and we were friends forever

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