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S: Brianna Taylor :)

BC: THE END | Brianna Taylor 10-3 English II

FC: L O V E | appreciation

1: 0.. | In this scrapbook, I will express and evoke feeling of love, attachment and affection towards important factors in my life. I picked this theme because now in my life I learned to appreciate and cherish certain factors and people more. In my scrapbook you can expect poems that express thoughts and feelings of appreciation of loved ones.

2: English Sonnet: A 14 line poem, with 3 quatrains, one couplet and a rhyme scheme. Each quatrain makes a point or gives an example, while the couplet summarizes the poem. The rhyme scheme follows the pattern: ABABCDCDEFEFGG.

3: Mother you are the forceful wind Pushy and fierce, but cold and loud Here for me is where you always been Negatives aside you are the sun to my clouds You can be a rainy day at times With your crazy ways, my parade you rain on Mom, you can sometimes be sour as green limes Beautiful as a manicured lawn You remind me of the city life Always up running errands, busy Stabbing at problems and issues you are a knife I don't know what I would do without you Without you I would have no clue

4: Tanka: A Japanese 5 lines poem with 31 syllables, lines 1 &3 have 5 syllables and 2, 4 and 5 have 7 syllables.

5: My heart you fulfill Love, trust you provide me with Everything you give Close to me, inside and out Never leave me, you are life.

6: Ode: A poem that expresses the speakers thoughts and emotions in a respectable manner. An ode also considers a serious subject.

7: Ode to the people who love me, you are my drive. You guys make my day. Ode to the people that care for me. You guys make me feel safe, by having my every interest at heart. Secure and safe in your daily thoughts When surrounded by you my time is never like a drought Guidance you provide With you my world can never collide Ode to everyone who been there for me in my time of need When I was starving for help, advice to me you feed Comfort and hold me when needed My love you never cheated With you by my side I am undefeated When obstacles get in my way and I get heated You were always there to tell the obstacles “BEAT IT” | CONTINUED....

8: Ode Continued...

9: My love for the people that love me is unconditional You guys keep me running, like I'm on a mission When tears fell from my eyes you handed me a tissue Always by my side like a army plane to a missile Stay in my life people that love me Without you I'll be branches without a tree And a heart without that special key A human without at least one knee Flowers without a bee A late payment without the fee Bottom line you guys complete me all around With you my face will never frown.

10: Meet the Author: Paul Chidyausiku

11: Born in Chinamora in 1927 near Harare, what used to be Salisbury, Paul Chidyausiku who was the grandson of the Chief Chinamora (paternal) and Chief Chiweshe (maternal). Before going to school to persue his writing career, Paul went to an Agricultural College and taught agriculture before returning back to school. Paul went back to school to train as a journalist at the London School of Journalism in England. His journalism career grew because he worked for Mambo Press as an editor he also worked at the Literature Bureau as an Editorial Officer, later her moved on to the Ministry of Information as Assistant Director, which is the Branch of Foreign Services. Further along he was invited to join Zimbabwe Newspapers to forerun a newspaper in Shona called “Kwayedza”. Shona traditions and respect for an African mother is what made Chidyausiku start writing. Overall Paul is known for plays & poetry that have won awards in Zimbabwe. Mr. Chidyausiku have many titles such as a novelist, playwright, journalist and most of all a poet. Chidyausiku often talked about Shona traditions/beliefs, most likely marriage. He also touched the topics of Christianity. It was obvious that Chidyausiku used poetry to voice how he felt about things that would happen in his community.

12: Author Write-Like

13: In a time like these, everyone is lonely There is no religion visible, no marriages taking place Children without fathers and missing mothers Dropping out at the age of 17 and selling drugs Everyday, you hear “Free ___” Siblings missing their siblings Momma kicked them out or they in a “better” place Why must it be like this? What happened to the times when religion was key? When you waited ‘till marriage? Is getting pregnant the new trend? The “it” thing”? What happened when finishing school was a prize? And not a burden? When will everyone come to their senses? Hopefully soon, because we are falling apart faster than the speed of light Only if the speed of light would slow down & wait for us Because it seems like we are making no progress Sooner or later we will get it together Hopefully sooner because time waits for no one!

14: Why Did I choose: Paul Chidyausiku?

15: I chose Mr. Paul Chidyausiku because not all his life he wanted to be a poet. Mr. Paul Chidyausiku went to school for agriculture and also taught agriculture, but then he returned back to school to pursue being a journalist. Which showed that Paul wanted to broaden his horizons. Paul sticks to tradition in his poems and playwrights. Which is another reason I chose him. He often come upon Shona traditions/beliefs, like marriage or religion like Christianity. Chidyausiku seemed to talk about real life situations that are comparable. Paul Chidyausika was a poet that spoke on the real events that took place in his community.

16: Works Cited Page

17: "Poetry International Web - Paul Chidyausiku." Poetry International Web - Zimbabwe. Web. 9 May 2011. | Poetry International Web - Zimbabwe. Web. 9 May 2011. | "Paul Chidyausiku (Zimbabwean Author) -- Britannica Online Encyclopedia." Encyclopedia - Britannica Online Encyclopedia. Web. 9 May 2011.

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