FC: MY Poetry Portfolio! By: Charlie P.
1: Ode To Tennis | Tennis is so awesome, tennis is so great, You can play tennis everywhere, Even on slate! Tennis balls are yellow, white, pink and black, but when you get near a tennis ball, beware...It might attack! Then theres the racket, it comes in any color you need, you can even decorate it, with some shiny beads! I almost forgot, theres also the grip, sticky and shinny too, but if you drop it on the ground, it will break...and you will go "boo-hoo!"
2: Poetry Terms! | Dactyl: A stressed syllable followed by 2 unstressed ones. Dactyl Example: Higgledy, Piggledy, Emily Dickinson, Gibbering, Jabbering Epic: A long narrative poem that records adventures of a hero! Epic Example: The Odyssey: Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy. Many cities did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners and customs he was acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea while trying to save his own life and bring his men safely home; but do what he might he could not save his men, for they perished through their own sheer folly in eating the cattle of the Sun-god Hyperion; so the god prevented them from ever reaching home. Tell me, too, about all these things, O daughter of Jove, from whatsoever source you may know them.
3: Poetry Terms Cont. | Antiphon: A verse of a psalm or hymn that is sung or recited Antiphon Example: Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. T'was Grace that taught my heart to fear. And Grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that Grace appear The hour I first believed.
4: Poetry Terms Cont. | Acrostic: A poem where the first letter of each line spells out a word Acrostic Example: CANDY! Clark Bar Airhead Nerds Dots York Pepperment Patty
5: TPCASTT Birches By: Robert Frost T: I think that by looking at the title, I can infer that this peom is about a tree and someone who is a tree enthusiast. I also thingk that by looking at this poem, it will be happy and about fun. P: This poem is about a man remebering when he was a kid and when he swung on the birch trees. I also think he is talking about how beautiful the treees are and how they glisten in the sun.
6: TPCASTT Cont. C: I think that the peoem overall symbolizes growing from a child to an adult using a birch tree. I think when it says " Loaded with ice in a sunny winter morning," I think it is reffering that the tree is a person and when it is filled with ice, it meanse it is filled with troubles and hardships I also think that when Frost talks about climbing of trees, I think he means he wants to get away from the world and go into the tree and escape for "reality." Climbing a tree to a boy is just fun, but when a man climbs a tree, its not fun anymore and its serious and thats why Frost wants to "get away from reality"
7: TPCASTT Cont. C: Frost isn't planning to go all the way up to the top of the tree and into heaven, but to come down and continue life and "start over." This shows that the speaker really dosn't beleive in the after life. C: Not only is it all about climbing the tree and coming back down, but I also think that the whole poem is a metaphor on how people dream about heaven and the wonders of being happy forever, but are content on earth and not desperate to get to heaven.
8: TPCASTT Cont. C: One of the most important parts in the poem is the last sentance; One could do worse than be a swinger of birches. I think that this means the Frost loved being a child(swinger of birches) and he is saying that life gets harder as you get older and you have to take on more responsibilities. A: I think that Robert Frost is speaking in a very light tone and very calm and relaxed. His tone is also very persuading and this peom draws you in. S: I think one of the major shifts in this peom is when he goes from being on the ground, to climbing the tree, and then climbing back down. It shows the process of life and death.
9: TPCASTT Cont. T: I think that this peom overall tells about the process of life starting on the ground and swing on the tree and working your ways up to adult hood, and then climbing back down and dieing when you hit the groung again, and then ascending to heaven. T: Looking at the title again Birches represents life and the passage of life.
10: Jimmy was a happy ape Until some hunters caught him He liked the jungle better than The city where they brought him The city was louder The city was meaner Even the dirt in the jungle was cleaner So Jimmy made a daring escape! The hunters were suddenly minus one ape! He climbed the tallest building Because from there he'd see How far away the jungle was From the middle of the city. Jimmy jumped into a passing plane But the pilot didn't wait for him to explain Jimmy flew back to the jungle And told his ape friends in their lair "The city's okay for a visit But you couldn't make me live there | Narrative Peom By Charlie Parry