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The Circle of Life

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FC: "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forest Gump Book Created By Ryan Parker

1: Title Page | Anthology Title: "Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get." Forest Gump | Name: Ryan Parker | 1224 North Husband Street 7075 Stillwater, Oklahoma December 20, 2010

2: "On the Day I was Born" By Bruce Lansky On the day that I was born, my father was so proud. No other baby in its crib could scream and cry so loud. No other baby kicked its covers to the nursery floor. No other baby drank its milk then yelled, "I want some more!" And when I messed my diapers, nurses rang the fire bell. Then fireman with hoses would spray the nursery well. I would have been so boring-- so quiet and well-bred, if the clumsy doctor hadn't dropped me on my head.

3: When I read this poem I imagined complete chaos like the picture. I really liked this poem to start off this book because the birth of baby is suppose to happy, but the poem illustrates how babies can be loud an noisy. This poem also shows how life starts for a person. I also liked this poem because it was light hearted and fun tor read.

4: "School Rules" By Bruce Lansky Do not oversleep and miss the school bus- you'll be late. That's a habit teachers generally don't appreciate. Never tell your friends at school that you still wet your bed. They are sure to tease you, and you'll wish that you were dead. Never call your teacher a name when she's not near you. Teachers' ears are excellent, so they can always hear you. Do not read a textbook when your hands aren't clean-it's tricky to separate the pages when the pages get real sticky. When you go out for a team it's always wise to practice. When you are a substitute, the bench can feel like cactus. Do not copy homework from a friend who is a dummy. If you do, I'm sure that you will get a grade that's crummy. And if your report card's bad, don't blame it on your buddy. Kiss up to your parents quick, or they might make you study.

5: I liked this poem because I remember my sister telling me how to behave in school. I also like this poem because it reminded me of how my first day of school felt like. I also like how this poem illustrates a strict classroom that is extremely quiet. I also picture a mean evil teacher that uses a ruler for discipline.

6: If By Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or, being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breath a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on"; If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!

7: I like this poem because this reminds me of a father talking to his son about how to be successful in life. I also like the rhyme scheme in this poem.

8: "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 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.

9: This poem makes me think of all the decisions we make in life. The poem to me illustrates a man standing and looking down two roads trying to decide which way to head. The setting of the poem is important because it makes the read think of what he or she would do in the narrators shoes.

10: "Grief" By Samuel Menashe Disbelief To begin with-- Later, grief Taking root Grapples me wherever I am Branches ram me in my bed You are dead.

11: This poem reminds me of Big Fish and how sometimes it will take you a while to figure out that someone is dead in your life. This poem also reminds me of how different people deal differently with grief. The mood of this poem reminded me of a dark room and someone sitting by themselves crying because they had lost someone close to them.

12: Sonnet 116 By William Shakespeare Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come: Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

13: This is my favorite work of writing ever. I picked this poem because everyone loves in their lives at one point. I also like the rhyme scheme in this poem. I really

14: About The Author Ryan Parker lives in Stillwater Oklahoma and goes to high school at Stillwater High School. He also lives within the Stillwater city limits.

15: Bibliography http://www.shakespeare-online.com/sonnets/116.html http://www.bartleby.com/119/1.html

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