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FC: Made By Christine Yen | The Collection of Poems

1: The Dedication | This book is dedicated to Mr. Cown, my friends, my family, & the & poets that I have used, Edgar Allan Poe & Robert Frost.

2: The Glossary Robert Frost Robert Frost's Bibliography Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe's Bibliography My Page The Analysis | 1 2 3 4 5 6 & 7 8 & 9 | The Table of Contents

3: Hath : To have Chiding : To scold, to find fault Thro' : Though Afar : A distance, from, at, Day-Star : A morning star, The Sun | The Glossary | Page 1

4: Robert Frost | Fire And Ice by Robert Frost Some say the world will end in fire; Some say in ice. From what I've tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To know that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice. | Page 2

5: Robert Frost was born on Mar. 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. His parents were William Prescott Frost, Jr. & Isabelle Moodie. A popular and often-quoted poet, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime; received 4 Pulitzer Prizes for poetry. He sold his 1st poem, "My Butterfly: An Elegy" to the New York Independent for $15. He married Elinor Miriam White; were married at Harvard University, where he studied for 2 years. He did well at Harvard, but left to support his family. Although he never graduated from Harvard, Frost received over 40 honorary degrees, & was the only person to receive 2 honorary degrees from Dartmouth College. Frost was 86 when he spoke and performed a reading of his poetry at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy on Jan. 20, 1961. He died in Boston 2 years later, on Jan. 29, 1963, from prostate surgery. | Robert Frost's Bibliography | Page 3

6: In visions of the dark night I have dreamed of joy departed But a waking dream of life and light Hath left me broken-hearted. Ah! what is not a dream by day To him whose eyes are cast On things around him with a ray Turned back upon the past? That holy dream - that holy dream, While all the world were chiding, Hath cheered me as a lovely beam A lonely spirit guiding. What though that light, thro' storm and night, So trembled from afar What could there be more purely bright In Truth's day-star? | Edgar Allan Poe | A Dream Within A Dream | Page 4

7: Edgar Allan Poe's Bibliography | Edgar Allan Poe was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on Jan. 19, 1809, & was the 2nd child of Elizabeth Arnold Hopkins Poe & David Poe, Jr. His father abandoned their family in 1810, & his mother died a year later from consumption. Then, he was taken in by John Allan, & Frances Valentine Allan. The Allans renamed him Edgar Allan Poe, though they never formally adopted him. On May 27, 1827, Poe enrolled in the United States Army as a private. He claimed that his name was Edgar Perry & 22 years old. While he was in the military, he released his 1st book, Tamerlane and Other Poems. At the end of his military career on Apr. 15, 1829, he had earned the rank of Sergeant Major for Artillery & Frances Allan died on Feb. 28, 1829. After that, Poe started to have a write. He because the 1st well-known American to try to live just by writing. Over a period of time, Poe found jobs working for journal companies. The Baltimore Saturday Visiter awarded Poe a prize in Oct. 1833 for his short story "MS. Found in a Bottle". It brought him to John P. Kennedy’s attention; he helped Poe get a job at the Southern Literary Messenger, where he was an assistant editor for a few weeks. In June 1840, Poe tried to start his own journal, The Stylus, but it was never printed before his death. On Oct. 3, 1849, Poe was found on the streets of Baltimore by Joseph W. Walker. He was taken to the Washington College Hospital, where he died on Sun., Oct. 7, 1849; the cause of death still remains a mystery today. | Page 5

8: My Page | Hair There was a young lady whose hair was long and beautiful and fair. She'd cut some of it off and she'll send it aloft and make some money from her hair. | Page 6

9: Page 7 | Battle of the Seasons Spring and Winter are in a war. They fight for control. Even though it is suppose to be Spring, Winter has taken over the temperature. But Spring is winning this battle because the flowers are in bloom.

10: Analysis: Frost states that the world will end in fire or ice. The world is actually a metaphor for a relationship. Figurative Language: Metaphors: Fire-Hate, Ice- Passion & Desire, World-Relationship. These are metaphors because they are comparing 2/more unlike things. The tone is desire, hate, & passion. The rhyme scheme is ABAABCBCB. My opinion is that the poem is questioning if the Earth is going be destroyed by fire or ice. Some people argue that it's fire, while others say ice. The poem concludes that the world must end in either of them. Found at poetry.org on March 24, 2011. | Fire and Ice By: Robert Frost | Page 8

11: Analysis: Poe suggests that nothing is more real than a dream; time is a powerful, but mysterious; the poem itself is a dream. Figurative Language: Personification-While all the world were chiding, and Though that light, thro' storm and night, So trembled from afar? The tone of the poem is sadness & longing. The Rhyme Scheme is ABAB. My opinion of this poem is that there is a couple on a date. He tells his date that his whole life has been a dream inside a dream. The poem concludes that the man thinks that this is nothing more than a dream. Found at poetry.org on March 24, 2011. | A Dream Within A Dream By: Edgar Allan Poe | Page 9

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