S: How Can Peace Be Gained By Alex Budke BUD
BC: The End | This book is a collage of many of my best poems. You can find "Peace is Flying", "Peaceful Tree", and "Hats". | Books Reviews: A stunning book with good poetry. Five Stars.
FC: By Alex Budke | How Can Peace Be Gained
1: Table Of Contents | 2-3 Fires 4-5 Acid Rain 6-9 Peace Is Flying 10-12 Kick Ball 14-17 Peaceful Tree 18-21 Hats 22-23 Peace is Pink 24-25 Willow 26-27 Hummingbirds 28-29 About the Author
2: Fires Fire will trash life. They start with a kind knock, knock, And end with rubble.
3: Personification: Personification is a poetry device that gives an inanimate object human traits. In my poem, Fires, the line that states "they start with a kind knock, knock" is personification. It is giving fire the human trait of knocking on a door, which fires obviously can not do. I am trying to show the readers that fires can begin as warm cozy fireplace fires that are like gentle knocks on the door. A gentle knock on a door usually means that someone on the other side is a good person who will not harm you. A fireplace fire can be like a good person as well, something that will keep you warm on a cold evening. However, if you don't give it proper attention and do not let it 'only knock' or keep it sealed away from your house it can 'enter your house' or touch something and set it on fire. Also I was trying to make the reader feel a sort of rhythm or beat because of the sound and flow. I was also aiming to make the reader try to feel a bit of grief because fire is so terrible. I was inspired to write this poem by nature and it's disasters. This poem is about a fire and how we can try to not let it get the best of us.
4: Acid Rain Acid rain will kill, Many statues made of stone, Because it's a hawk.
5: Metaphor: A metaphor is a poetic device that compares one thing to another without using the words 'like' or 'as'. In my poem, Acid Rain, the line that says "Because it's a hawk" is a metaphor. This line compares acid rain to a hawk. I chose to compare acid rain to a hawk because hawks are deadly predators. Hawks are excellent hunters that kills life just as acid rain destroys statues. I am trying to make the reader feel the negative impact that human pollution is having on the earth . I decided to use a metaphor to explain the effects of acid rain so people can easily picture the destruction it is causing and be inspired to change how they contribute to polluting our world. Also, I was trying to make the reader feel a bit of grief for their role in this destruction. I hope this poem inspires people to stop the polluting that produces acid rain. My inspiration for this poem was caused by Mrs. Amenhar. She was talking about acid rain and it inspired me to write a poem about it.
6: Peace is Flying Peace is flying across the big blue sky, Making people look and choosing the path To become peaceful citizens of earth. Choose the right path and you will understand. One day peace will fly and will stop all cries. This is the day we are all waiting for. Wait till the day when peace will rise above, With elegant flaps and shining feathers. We can help by cleaning up the world, So peace has a reason to come alive. Peace is a dove, striking and lovable. So love it right back and it will thrive When will we see peace abundant and strong? The choice is yours to bring peace back alive. Will you decide to take the correct path, To restore the planet back to full health?
7: Personification: Personification gives an inanimate object human traits. This entire poem is extended personification, where personification of the object, peace, is found in more than one line of the poem. For example, peace is given the trait of 'flying' ("Peace is flying across the big blue sky" in line 1 or "With elegant flaps and shining feathers" in line 8) and being beautiful where in real life peace is a state of being. I was trying to make the reader feel that everything can be perfect if he or she decides to follow peace. I was not trying to make the reader feel stressed by the lack of peace, which is the opposite feeling of my poem. There is a sense of hope, especially in the line "One day peace will fly and will stop all cries" that should help the reader not feel stressed. My inspiration for this poem is a dove. Doves are very peaceful and make a very good peace object.
8: Metaphor: Metaphor is a poetic device that compares one thing to another without using the words 'like' or 'as'. Metaphor is used in my poem, Peace is Flying, in the line that says "Peace is a dove, striking and lovable." This is a metaphor because it is comparing peace to a dove. I was trying to make the reader visualize peace flying as a graceful dove soaring across the sky. I want the reader to think about his or her role in bringing peace back to our world. As I have said before, my inspiration for this poem is a dove. A dove is a very peaceful animal that makes a good peace object.
9: Iambic Pentameter: Iambic Pentameter is a poetic device where each line has ten syllables. When read aloud, a stressed syllable is followed by an unstressed syllable to create a beat. I chose Iambic Pentameter to make the reader feel the groovy, peaceful beat as they read the poem aloud. I was also aiming to make the reader feel they were part of the poem to spark action in the reader after reading it. As I have said before, my inspiration for this poem is a dove. A dove is a very peaceful animal that makes a good peace object.
10: Kickball It was a warm summer day. As warm as a suns ray, you could say. The grass was bright green The sun in the sky, what a scene. The trees were in bloom All purple and pink without any gloom. Us kids were outside, Ready to collide In a fun game of kickball. The bases were set, The scent of apple pie in the air. I would not regret A bite of pie but do I dare? We divided into teams, Waiting to start, To see who would be supreme, By playing from the heart. What a peaceful day. I kicked the ball And it flew to the wall. A beautiful kick But I had to go quick To get to the plate Before my mate. I slid in to first As he burst From the outfield | Next batter up A kick to the pitcher. Third batter up He was a twitcher, As he ran to first He got hit by the ball That was not the worst. Next he decided to brawl And wrecked our peace. Something had to be done, So we could still have fun. He was mad that he was out So he decided to shout Like we used to do when we were three Or when we got stuck in a tree. Peace needed to come back Come back came back So we could have fun. I told him “Please just be out” “You’ll go again” “Right Tim?” “Ok” he said not in a shout We started to again When the birds did a hymn. We were without a doubt, Going to say amen.
11: End Rhyme: End Rhyme is a poetic device where the last word of 2 or more lines or rhyme. I used end rhyme in every stanza of the poem, Kickball. My rhyme pattern for the first, third and fifth stanza was regular end rhyme where two consecutive lines rhymed, except the last line. The second and fourth stanza has the rhyme pattern where every other line rhymes, except the last line. The last stanza has a rhyme scheme were the first line rhymes with the fourth line and the seventh line. The second line rhymes with the fifth and the eighth. The third line rhymes with the sixth line and the ninth line. I used rhyme to make the reader feel a groove in the poem and make the poem more interesting to read. My inspiration for this poem was my friends and I playing a nice game of kickball that is interrupted by a complainer that is resolved with a compromise.
12: Narrative Poem: A narrative poem is a type of poem. A narrative usually tells a story with a beginning, a conflict, and a resolution. Also narrative poem usually have rhyme somewhere in them. Most of the time, ballads can be song as if they were a song. My poem Kickball, is a narrative poem It is a narrative poem because it has a beginning, a conflict, and a resolution. Also it has a rhyme scheme (I explained this earlier) it tells a story, and it can be song out loud. The effect I wanted to have on the reader was a catchy tune to snag them and make them read on. This means I wanted to create an effect were the reader is intrigued and wants to read on. I wanted the reader to feel like they were in different moods at different times. Like in the beginning it is happy, then sad, then happy again. My inspiration for this poem is a nice game of kickball ruined by a dispute and then saved by a hero.
14: Peace arrived on a sunny day Ready to play Joy in the air Everything is fair I sat under the tree Sipping my tea Watching the birds Singing their words “Hello” Kyle said “Hello” I said “Come join me Under my tree” We sat under our tree Sipping our tea Watching the birds Singing their words We called up Logan to Come along too He came on down Without a frown | Peaceful Tree
15: So we sat under our tree Sipping our tea Watching the birds Singing their words The world was at peace today All of the wars gone away Just me and my friends Until the end Now we’re sitting under the tree Sipping our tea Watching the birds That are singing these words The day could not be better Not receiving a letter Could make the day brighter than this The only thing better is to exist Now I’m sitting under my tree Sipping my tea Watching the birds Singing my words
16: Repetition: Repetition is a literal device that does what the words meaning is, it repeats something like a stanza, or a word, or a line in a poem. In my poem Peaceful Tree, the second, fourth, sixth, eighth, and tenth stanza are the same. I did change a few words here and there to make it more interesting. Also I repeated a word in my poem Peaceful Tree. I repeated the word 'Hello' in two lines. The effect on the reader I wanted to have was a basic chorus effect or the effect of hearing something again and again gets the reader into the poem and reading more. Also I wanted to play the effect of deshavu, or hearing something again. This effect makes the reader interested and wanted to know if they are going mad or not. I wanted this to make the reader and myself feel like nature is a good peaceful place to be and that we should try at all costs to protect it from deadly harms like acid rain or fires.
18: Hats Hats are made From durable leather Hats are for you, me, or him A Hat is something for your head You put it on top of your fair hair It might squish, or squash As you put it on the top Of your head, big or small It does not really matter at all Hats come in very many sizes Large, medium, and small are not them all You buy one you like blue, red, white, or green A mans choice is usually black, or white. | Hats
19: Internal Rhyme: Internal rhyme is a literal device that has two or more words rhyme within the same line in a poem. In my poem Hats the line that reads "You put it on top of your fair hair" is internal rhyme because fair and hair rhyme and they are in the same line. The effect on the reader I wanted to make was a groovy feel by having two words rhyme. Also I wanted a jazzy effect or a rhythmic feel to make the reader feel into the poem, feel the compassion, feel the movement of the poem, and feel the love towards hats. My inspiration for this poem was during my English class. I was looking around the room for something to write about. I noticed the hats on the wall and thought perfect.
20: Concrete Poem: A concrete poem is a poem that takes the shape of the object you are talking about. My poem hats is a concrete poem because it is in the shape of a hat. The effect I wanted to have on the reader was style. I wanted to have the shape of the poem make the poem look nicer and draw more attention to it. I wanted to make the reader feel the groove and want to pick up a hat and dance. My inspiration for this poem was during my English class. I was looking around the room for something to write about. I noticed the hats on the wall and thought perfect.
21: Onomatopoeia: Onomatopoeia is a literal device that makes an animal or sound that an object makes. An example is moo, cluck, or bang. In my poem 'Hats' I have onomatopoeia where I said "It might squish or squash" is onomatopoeia because it is a sound that a hat might make. The effect I wanted to play was a livening effect. This is an effect that makes a poem more lively and more intriguing. I wanted to make the reader feel the sounds and feel like they have a hat on. My inspiration for this poem was during my English class. I was looking around the room for something to write about. I noticed the hats on the wall and thought perfect.
22: Peace is pink. It smells like marshmallows. It tastes like candy. It sounds like getting along. It feels like a gentle breath. It looks like an angel. Peace is like heaven | Peace Is Pink
24: The willow was where I wandered. Lovely, waiting patiently in the wind. I was not willing to go on and flounder. So instead of staying I walked past and grinned. The willow was still in the same place the next day, This time wanting to come along the wrong road. So I delicately picked a cantering leaf away. And ran away with my toad. The next day the willow had peaches, Big, juicy, plump delicacies. The peaches had no leaches, They were delicious with advantage. This goes to say that peaches are pink Good, helpful and are washed in the sink. | Willow
26: Humming birds fly high Sipping very good nectar. Flying fast away From dangerous predators. Hovering above the ground, Waiting to fly upside down. | Hummingbirds
27: Humming Birds
28: About the Author Alex Funny, Nice, Strong, Loving Son of Jenny Budke, Friend to everyone, Who loves freedom, good education and friends, Loved to stand up for friends, read books, and help others Feared that global warming would kill the earth, feared death, and feared racism, Found a cure for poison oak, made a difference in the world, and did well in school, Wanted world peace, wanted holograms, and wanted no homeless people, Born in Minnesota living in England, Budke