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S: Random poetry

BC: Created by: Sam Berry Reggie Ferland Adam Ritchie

FC: By Reggie Ferland, Sam Berry and Adam Ritchie 1st period | Random poetry

1: Table of Contents | Truth war. . . . . . . . . . Ferland. . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 2 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 3 I wish . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ferland . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 4 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 5 Big Red Truck . . . . . . . Ritchie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 6 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 7 The Earth . . . . . . . . . . Ritchie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 8 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 9 Bottom of the Castle . . . Berry . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 10 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 11 I Believe......................Berry.........................Page 12 Analysis......................................................Page 13 The Road not taken . . . . Frost . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 14 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 15 The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean . Emily Dickinson . . 16 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 17 Your World........Georgia Douglas Johnson...........Page 18 Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 19

2: Truth War By Reggie Ferland A false peace is worse than war War is fought over what is right For every war that is fought A lot will be taught A false peace is tension and hidden war Nothing is done about the wrong A war is an action That will have a reaction Instead of a fake smile Stand for what is right For every war that is fought A lot will be taught | Page 2

3: Page 3 | 1.Truth War 2.Reginald Ferland 3.Free Verse 4.I chose to include this poem in my collection because it talks about standing up for what you believe in. Instead of pretending you are fine and giving a fake smile stand for what is right. Wars are remembered, they are learned from, and they get a reaction. 5. entitled this poem Truth War. I entitled this poem this because it talks about fighting for the truth and what is right. It talks about not being fake and taking action. 6 Metaphor “false peace is tension” Imagery “fake smile” Refrain “For every war that is fought a lot will be taught” 7“Do Not pretend to be happy. Face the Problems and solve them and learn from them.” ~ Nick M.

4: I wish By Reggie Ferland I wish I could fly I would touch the sky I wish I could soar For there would never be a bore I wish I could climb every peak I would be higher than an eagle’s beak I wish I did not have a great fright Of being at a great height | Page 4

5: Page 5 | 1.Wishes 2.Reginald Ferland 3.I Wish Poem 4.I choice to include this poem in my collection because it talks about having a dream but being afraid to try to achieve it. I have a fear of heights and yet I like to climb. 5.I entitled this poem Wishes because I talk about wishes and what would be special about them. Everyone has wishes; most just don’t try to achieve them. 6.Three elements of poetry are symbolism “fly” refers too a special ability and “touch the sky” refers to doing something wonderful. Some alliteration would be “could climb” and a simile would be “I would be high like a eagle’s beak” 7." he wishes he could fly. He wishes he could do extraordinary things with his ability. If he could get over his fear of heights.” ~ JJ Wu

6: The Big Red Truck by Adam Ritchie There once was a big red truck Who quickly ran out of luck He drove into mud With a loud thud And now he is simply stuck | Page 6

7: 1. The Big Red Truck 2. Adam Ritchie 3. Limerick 4. I chose to include this poem because the underlying meaning is hard to catch, but powerful. 5. I titled this poem “The Big Red Truck” because that’s what the actual words are about, but the meaning is different. 6. This poem is a metaphor, comparing this unrealistic red truck to some people in life who get stuck. There’s also personification in line 3: a truck couldn’t drive into mud, only a person could do that. “He drove into mud.” Line 5 contains alliteration: “And now he is simply stuck.” 7. “I think that this limerick is about a truck who got stuck and was upset.” –Analyzed by Dylan Basilice | Page 7

8: The Earth by Adam Ritchie/Explication Sky High, incredible Soaring, floating, flying Planes, birds, snakes, bears Walking, crawling, tunneling Soily, limited Ground | Page 8

9: 1. The Earth 2. Adam Ritchie 3. Diamante 4. I included this poem because it shows how wildly different the Earth can be. 5. I titled this poem “The Earth” because the sky and the ground make up the Earth. 6. The poem contains imagery, giving you a description of the feeling and sights of the sky and earth. Lines 3 and 5 contain rhyme. (Floating and tunneling) Lines 3 and 5 also contain assonance. 7. “I think the author is comparing the things in the sky to the things on the ground. It shows how the sky is unlimited while the ground has restrictions.” –Analyzed by Nick Barrett | Page 9

10: At the bottom of the Castle By Sam Berry School is like a dungeon Your stuck there most of the year. Everyone hates it, They thinks it’s stupid, and silly, and it stinks You're a Cinderella, a slave, forced to work The teachers are the dragons, Guarding the door of their assigned “jail cell”. In some fairy tales the dragons are nice, like Ms. Makarius But others breath fire and growl mkay High school graduation is a Knight in shining armor, Come to take you away, But some will be caught and brought back for college. The ones that face the dungeon the longest, Through many periods of time, Turn out to be the best knights of all time. For what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger in the end. | Page 10

11: Page 11 | 1: At the Bottom Of the Castle 2: Sam Berry 3: It is free verse 4: There is alliteration in my poem when it says, “stupid, and silly, and it stinks” because the beginning letter is repeated. It uses personification because the dragon growls a word. There are many similes, all the comparisons using the word “like” are similes. One simile is the first line, “School is like a dungeon”. A metaphor in the poem is “the teachers are the dragons” because it directly compares them and doesn’t use the words “like” or “as”. 5: I chose to include this poem because I truly believe that the troubles you come across in life make you a better person. Problems you overcome build character and ultimately define who you are as a person. In my opinion, people who have nothing and have to fight to survive everyday life display the best character traits. 6: I titled this poem “ At the bottom of the Castle” because I believe you have to work your way to the top. Who you are builds over time, everything you do is a piece of who you are. Just like a castle the base it simple, it is what you are brought up to know as good and bad. From there you build the rest by the decisions you make, the things you do, and the things you chose to avoid. The people who you surround yourself by are like the walls around your castle, some protect your castle well while others may crumble and let your castle fall to the ground. All the walls you build to block things out of keep them in create your overall structure. Some castles are beautiful and strong, they tower over all the land with pride. Other castles stay hidden, become defeated, or rot away and simply tumble to the ground. Your are the designer of your “castle”, make sure you build it right. 7: “I think that this poem describes Sam’s interpretation of school. I can tell that she doesn’t really live to go to school She states that teachers are mean, but you’ll sometimes get a good one. I think that she has had bad experiences in school.

12: Page 13 | I Believe Some people believe in love at first sight But they say its all gotta happen just right Others think love like this is all kinda dumb But maybe their time just hasn’t quite come Cuz when you see him over there And he’s lookin back at you And you don’t know what to do But you manage to say hey Now that’s the day, You’ll start to believe Next thing you know those butterflies inside you, They’ll all fly away And when he leans in and kisses you You’ll feel like you flew away too He’s the one not afraid to say Those three word others never do He’ll tell the whole just how much world that he loves you

13: Page 14 | 1. I Believe 2. Sam Berry 3. This poem is a ballad, it can be sung. 4. . I included this poem because I think everyone has the chance of finding love at first sight, some people just don’t think of it as “love”. It can happen to anyone but It doesn’t happen to everyone. You’ll know when you find the right person though, “the feeling is different; it’s real” or so I’ve heard. The person who loves you as you and isn’t afraid to say it is the person who really loves you. 5. I titled this poem “ I Believe” because I personally believe in love at first sight. I know it doesn’t always happen this way, but it can. Some people just “click”, they’re the perfect pair from the first second they meet. If love doesn’t happen like this it can also build up over time and some of the same feelings occur. Either way love happens, over time or at first sight, if it is real, it will last a lifetime. 6. This poem includes a hyperbole when it says, “ you’ll feel like you flew away too” because you don’t really fly away. It also includes rhyme scheme because some of the words at the end of lines rhyme with another and some don’t. It includes meter and rhythm because it can be sung to a beat. 7. “I thought this poem was really good. People always say love sucks, but then they find someone to love and their perspective completely changes. I believe that love can take you by surprise if you just wait your turn.”

14: Page 14 | The Road not Taken By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that, the passing there Had worn them really about the same, And both that both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.

15: Page 15 | The Road not Taken Robert Frost Free verse I chose to use this poem because it is about choices, and how you may only have one chance to make the choice, so choice wisely.

16: Page 16 | The sky is low, the clouds are mean A travelling flake of snow Across a barn or through a rut Debates if it will go. A narrow wind complains all day How someone treated him; Nature, like us, is sometimes caught Without her diadem | The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean By Emily Dickinson

17: 1.The Sky Is Low, The Clouds Are Mean 2.Emily Dickinson 3.Quatrain 4.I explicated this poem because it is strange and conveys an interesting mood. Analyzed by Adam Ritchie | Page 17

18: Page 18 | Your World Your world is as big as you make it. I know, for I used to abide In the narrowest nest in a corner, My wings pressing close to my side. But I sighted the distant horizon Where the sky line encircled the sea And I throbbed with a burning desire To travel this immensity. I battered the cordons around me And cradled my wings on the breeze Then soared to the uttermost reaches With rapture, with power, with ease! Georgia Douglas Johnson

19: Page 19 | Your World Georgia Douglas Johnson Narrative because it tells a story. ABCB is the rhyme scheme. This poem includes a hyperbole when it says “Then soared to the uttermost reaches” because it is exaggerating the truth. “I battered the cordons around me” is an example of an idiom because the real meaning behind it is that he was free. An example of a cliché is shown when it says “ The world is as big as you make it” because that saying is repeated so many times people start to not believe it anymore.

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