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English Review – Chicago Poems

What is the poem Chicago about by Carl Sandburg? This poem is talks about the City of Chicago. It uses repeption to talk about the citys food production. It referes to Chicago as the "HOG Butcher for the World". This poem also contains realism and Sandburg refers to Chicago being a strong man city and says its the "City of Big Shoulders" What is the poem Sketch by Carl Sandburg? This is a poem that's draws or paints a picture with its words What is the poem Happiness about by Carl Sandburg? This poem is about happiness and what it means to find true happiness What is the poem Lost about by Carl Sandburg? This poem is based on a comparison of the boat to the child....

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Emily Dickinson Poems

The narrator witnesses a battle and comes to the realization that only the losing side completely understands success through the sheer passion and desperation that comes from watching the winning side; the speaker of the poem is suggesting that people long for and desire the things that they don't have. The want for nectar is an example of that. Also, the dying man comprehends victory better than the winning army. Success is counted sweetest; Emily Dickinson The narrator describes a euphoric feeling of being with a person, potentially a lover; This poem is an extended exclamation and it expresses a strong passion to be reunited with the speaker's lover, or with someone whom he/she enjoys wild nights with. Could also be read...

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English final: poems

Fog; Carl Sandburg About a cat, sits on silent haunches Needs; A.R. Ammons "I want" begins each verse, about a farmers lawn mower and the excessive additives We Real Cool; Gwendolyn Brooks Begins each sentence with "we," rhymes, about kids are think they are cool because of their faults Still I Rise; Maya Angelou Constant put downs, but continue to say "I rise," many rhetorical questions; always fighting back Woman Work; Maya Angelou First stanza has rhyming couplets, fast rhythm, annoyance; next 4 stanzas are clam and explain her joy of relaxation and nature Meeting at Night; Robert Browning Long journey ending with the two people finally meeting and their two "hearts beating each to each" louder than hushed voices; romantic Incident; Countee Cullen African American expertise in Baltimore; called him the n-word...

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In Flanders Fields Poem

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago, We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe: To you from failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders Fields. ...

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Poem #1: Quiet Night Thoughts

牀 (chuáng) - bed 前 (qián) - before 明月 (míng yuè) - moon 光 (guāng) - light 疑是 (yí shì) - suspected, thought 地上 (dì shàng) - ground 霜 (shuāng) - frost 舉頭 (jǔ tóu) - lift head 望明月 (wàng míng yuè) - eyes to the moon 低頭 (dī tóu) - lower head 思 (sī) - think about, longing 故鄉 (gù xiāng) - homeland, old country ...

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Poem Authors

Ode to the Present Pablo Neruda Ozymandias Percy Bysshe Shelley Ode to a Grecian Urn John Keats Not my Best Side U.A. Fanthorpe What Teachers Make Taylor Mali Boy Soldier Fred A'guiar Mad Girl's Love Song Slyvia Plath Nineteen George Bogin Introduction to Poetry Billy Collins Lost Generation Jonathan Reed American Gothic (Grant Woods) John Stone Starry Night (Vincent Van Gogh) Anne Sexton The Great Wave: Hokusai (The Great Wave at Kamagawa -- Katsushika Hokusai) Donald Finkel ...

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Vocabulary for the poem Ozymandias

vast extremely large trunkless without a body antique ancient shattered broken visage face sunk buried frown grimace wrinkled creased sneer smirk sculptor an artist who creates sculptures stamped marked with the impression of a seal lifeless not alive mocked made fun of pedestal the foot or base of a statue or column ye you mighty powerful despair To lose all hope decay to break down, or rot colossal very big; enormous wreck something that is ruined, destroyed boundless unlimited bare uncovered lone by itself, lonely level flat ...

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Riddle Poem Features – Figurative Language

imagery Creating pictures through words by appealing to the senses, usually done with figurative language. imagery "Fog rolled across the valley." imagery "The rain came down in buckets." metaphor A figure of speech that uses associates to state that two unlike things are similar. metaphor "She ripped through that book." metaphor "The surgery rode his stead of the waves." metaphor "My cat is a lamb." metonymy A figure of speech that substitutes the name of one object or concept with the name of a thing closely associated with it. metonymy "The pen is mightier than the sword" metonymy "The White House promotes T-Ball" onomatopoeia Words that sound like what they mean. onomatopoeia "The snake hissed." onomatopoeia "The glass cracked." personification A figure of speech in which human qualities are given to non-human objects and concepts. personification "The trees whispered in the wind." personification "The wind grabbed my hat and ran away...

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Emily Dickinson Poem Presentations

what is the point of view of success is counted sweetest 3rd what is the rhyme scheme of success is counted sweetest ABCB what is the paradox of success is counted sweetest you can't appreciate success without failure, but you won't know that you have failed if you haven't face success sorest definition from success is counted sweetest painful or aching what does purple host represent in success is counted sweetest a honorable army what is victory equal to in success is counted sweetest success strains definition from success is counted sweetest the fate notes of a song identify the alliteration in success is counted sweetest defeated, dying identify the slant rhyme is success is counted sweetest today, victory three one syllable words are used to stress what three syllable word in success is counted sweetest victory what is the...

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The Lady of Shalott Poem for Lit Midterm

How does the poet describe the setting for the ballad in Part I? The island of Shalott, which is above Camelot. It is a beautiful and romantic place with flowers, streams, and trees. However there is a prison like castle in which the Lady of Shalott resides What oppositions exist? Among the beautiful flowers, trees, and scenery, there is a prison like, gray castle. The darkness of the castle contrasts with the beauty of nature that surrounds it In Part II what is the Lady of Shalott said to do? Why? the Lady of Shalott weaves all day and cannot look outside because she is cursed What does the Lady see in the mirror? She sees all of the community and the entire world through her mirror....

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Poem Test – E. A. Robinson’s Poetry

Focus Of His Poems About unhappy, disillusioned people in search of happier existence Tone Sad/Desolate Relationship With Teddy Roosevelt Favorite Poet Of His Richard Cory: Rhyme Scheme Standard meter, ABAB Richard Cory: Diction/Imagery He's a king inferred by "Crown" and "Imperial" used Richard Cory: Situational Irony Everyone thinks he's a happy person, but he kills himself Richard Cory: Metaphor Describing Common People "People of the pavement" Richard Cory: Themes Appearance vs. Reality, Disillusion of the American Dream The Mill: Content Big factories take this man's job, he ends up killing himself The Mill: Wife's Fate Compared To Maggie Both commited suicide in a black river The Mill: Theme Hope & Despair ...

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AP Chinese Mulan Poem Vocabs

郭 guo outer city wall 扶 fu help 理 li put 霍 huo quickly 云鬓 yunbin cloudlike hair 度 du to pass 朔气 shuo qi northern gust 传 战 zhan war,warfare 勋 xun Merit 驰 chi borrow 忆 yi recall, recollect 传 chuan pass,pass on ...

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First Love English poem

First Love (Stanza 1) I ne'er was struck before that hour With love so sudden and so sweet, Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower And stole my heart away complete. My face turned pale as deadly pale. My legs refused to walk away, And when she looked, what could I ail? My life and all seemed turned to clay. First Love (Stanza 2) And then my blood rushed to my face And took my eyesight quite away, The trees and bushes round the place Seemed midnight at noonday. I could not see a single thing, Words from my eyes did start They spoke as chords do from the string, And blood burnt round my heart. First Love (Stanza 3) Are flowers the winter's choice? Is love's bed always snow? She seemed to...

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Shape poem

Concrete have a specific shape and structure Diamond Poem 7 lines long, can be one topic, or opposite topics ex. day & Night Freeform poems No specific shape or structure ex. poem about rain poem would be in shape of rain drop ...

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Pablo Neruda Poema 20

¿De donde eres Pablo Neruda? Chile ¿Cual era el nombre completo de Pablo Neruda? Ricardo Eliecer Neftali Reyes Basoalto ¿Cuantos anos tenia cuando publico veinte poemas de amor y una cancion desesperada? 20 anos ¿Cuales fueron los temas de las obras de Pablo Neruda? El amor, historia, politico ¿Cuando recibio Pablo Neruda el Premio Nobel de Literatura? 1971 ¿En Poema 20, quien habla en la poema? Un chico triste ¿En Poema 20, de quien habla el poeta? Una chica que el se ama ¿Cual es la tema del poema? Amore triste, complicato, inmaduro, juvenil ¿Que momenta del dia es Poema 20? En la noche La voz poética habla sobre su amada pero no le hable directamente. A quien crees que le habla esta voz? Habla a ella. ¿Como se siente el poeta? ¿Que sentimiento expresa? La tristeza, el amor, y la...

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Poetry Authors, Vocabulary, and Literary Terms used in the poems

"I Wondered Lonely as a Cloud" -William Wordsworth -used his sister's(Dorothy) journal writings about daffodils for the poem -Rhyme Scheme- regular pattern of rhyming words at the ends of lines in a poem -Simile- comparison of ideas using like or as Host great number Glee joy Pensive thinking deeply Bliss great joy or happiness O'er vales over valleys Jocund cheerful William Wordsworth -1770-1850 -Born in England's rural Lake District -supporter of French Revolution's idea of freedom, equality, and brotherhood -1798: published Lyrical Ballads(simple, modern poetry) with Samuel Coleridge "Dreams Deferred" -Langston Hughes -Harlem: center for NYC's black population -Harlem Renaissance: writers and authors literary and cultural movement -wrote poem in 1951 when Harlem was in extreme poverty Deferred put off until a future time Fester form pus "Dreams" -Langston Hughes -Figurative Language -Metaphors -Personification -Connotation Barren empty Langston Hughes -1902-1967 -Born in Joplin, Missouri -first African American to have a literary career "The Eagle" -Alfred,Lord Tennyson -Personification azure blue crag steep, rugged rock that juts out from rock mass Alfred,...

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Prentice Hall Literature Poetry Test Collection 6 and Alphabet Poem

Haiku a three-line Japanese verse form with a 5-7-5 syllable pattern, usually about nature Concrete Poem a poem with a shape that suggests it's subject Limerick a humorous, rhyming, five line poem with a specific meter and rhyme scheme Basic Idea of Haiku to Describe a winter storm in a forest of deciduous trees. Basic Idea of Concrete Cat To humorously describe a cat drinking from a bowl, by a litterbox, after killing a mouse by making a picture out of words Basic Idea of Limerick the humorously describe a man named Hall falling into a spring and dying in the fall, not the spring. It is meant to confuse you Basic Idea of Alphabet Describing how the narrator feels about the death of her elderly neighbords Sound Elements to know Repetition, Alliteration, Onomatopoeia, and...

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Victorian Poets and Poems

Lord Alfred Tennyson Tears, Idle Tears Break, Break, Break Crossing the Bar The Lady of Shalott In Memoriam Ulysses Went through a lot of hardships and death always surrounded him (friends and family), which influenced many of his poems. Used melancholy themes. Believed in transcendentalism, pretty much that nature is harsh and the world sucks but God created everything so he must have a plan so just maintain your faith and everything will end well. Robert Browning My Last Duchess Porphyria's Lover Prospice Wrote incredibly varied amounts of work, believed that only bold actions would lead to rewards and happiness, used overdramatic poems to emphasize the weakness of his characters and the difficulties that they encounter or create. Elizabeth Browning Sonnets from the Portuguese Super successful poet, wrote about everything (politics, society,...

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Figures of Speech/the Raven Poem Reading study guide

Simile a brief comparison using "like" or "as" Metaphor it is similar to a simile except that it is a direct comparison. It usually compares the unfamiliar with the familiar. Onomatopoeia when words sound like what they represent Personification In Personification, ideas, animals, or things are given human attributes Alliteration there is a repetition of letters or sounds Hyperbole This is using exaggeration for effect Allusion to refer indirectly Assonance It is the repetition identical or similar vowel sounds in neighboring words (as in "fish and chips" and "bad man") Foreshadowing A literary device in which a writer gives an advance hint of what is to come later in the story The narrator of the poem is sad because his lost love is dead. What is her name and how does he try to escape his sorrow? Lenore; he...

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Reading Poems: The Road Not Taken

Who is the author of The Road Not Taken? Robert Frost Who is the speaker in The Road Not Taken? a person who remembers making a decision What road does the speaker take? The road less traveled Why did the 2nd road have a better claim? It was grassy and wanted wear. What does the author mean: ..that morning equally lay/In Leaves no step had trodden black neither road had bveen walked on that morning Which is the best paraphrase of The Road Not Taken? I regret I couldn't take both roads What does the speaker mean by the last line of the Road Not Taken? The decsion he made affected his whole life ...

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Holocaust Poem Vocab (From Holocaust Terms Website)

Concentration Camps Facilities established by the Nazis where civilians (mostly Jews), political prisoners, and sometimes prisoners of war were confined, typically under harsh conditions. The concentration camp system was organized and run by the SS, under the leadership of Heinrich Himmler. Most concentration camps functioned as slave labor camps, where the inmates were forced to work to support the Nazi war effort. Extermination Camps Facilities established for the large-scale, industrial murder mostly of European Jews. All of the Nazi's extermination camps were located in Poland Nacht und Nebel Camps The Nazis' Nacht und Nebel (Night and Fog) campaign resulted in the kidnapping and disappearance of political enemies of the state. These prisoners were not allowed any contact with family, so no one would ever know...

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Michael Jackson – Planet Earth (Poem)

Planet Earth, my home, my place A capricious anomaly in the sea of space Planet Earth, are you just Floating by, a cloud of dust A miner globe, About to bust A piece of metal Bound to rust A speck of matter In a mindless void A lonely spaceship, A large asteroid Cold as rock without a hue Held together with a bit of glue Something tells me this isn't true You are my sweetheart, soft and blue Do you care, have you a part In the deepest emotions of my own hearr Tender with breezes Caressing and whole Alive with music Haunting my soul In my veins I've felt the mystery Of corridors of time, Books of history Like songs of ages Throbbing in my blood Have danced the rhythm Of the tide and flood Your misty cloud Your electric storm Were turbulent tempests In my own form I've licked the salt The bitter,...

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Lady Lazarus – Poem

Why Lady? Following the rules of society Air of aristocracy Nazi More metaphors Every What? 10 years One year in every 10 Number Three Resurrected after 3 days Holy Trinity 3 attempted suicide Nine Lives Keeps failing in death Killing Art? It is like an art Everyone watches it Jews Compared as a Jew and their suffering Lampshade and Paperweights Made of the bodies of victims Used for furniture ...

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Catullus Poem 7

Quaeris quot mihi basiationes tuae, Lesbia You seek how many of your kisses, Lesbia, sint satis superque there are enough and more than enough for me. quam magnus numerus Libyssae harenae lasarpiciferis iacet Cyrenis As big a number as Libyan sands lying in silphium-bearing Cyrene oraclum Iovis inter aestuosi between the oracle of passionate Jupiter et Batti veteris sacrum sepulcrum, and the sacred tomb of old Battus, aut quam sidera multa, or as (great a number as) the many stars, cum tacet nox, furtivos hominum vident amores; when the night is quiet, that see the secret loves of people; tam te basia multa basiare vesano satis et super Catullo est, kissing you with so many kisses is enough and more than enough for mad Catullus, quae nec pernumerare curiosi possint which (the) curious people should be able nec...

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poems- love after love

summary of poem tells us to love ourself after the end of a relationship- rather than self pity, person you are has value and you should recognise it and learn to love yourself repetions of 'you', 'your' and 'yourself' repetition of...

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Poems & Poets

"An Ancient Gesture" Edna St. Vincent Millay poem about a woman who feels abandoned and overworked; she alludes to Penelope "An Ancient Gesture" "Siren Song" Margaret Atwood poem about a mythical creature who must sing men to their death; she uses a song about how unique and special they are to lure them in "Siren Song" "Dream Deferred" and "Dreams" Langston Hughes poem about the awful consequences of never achieving or even pursuing personal dreams; utilizes multiple similes "Dream Deferred" poem about the importance of holding onto your dreams; utilizes simple metaphors "Dreams" "Meciendo/Rocking" Gabriela Mistral poem about a mother holding her child who feels a deep connection to the natural world and to God "Meciendo/Rocking" "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud" William Wordsworth poem about a man who celebrates a specific memory from a day out in nature ;...

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English Poem Test

Sonnet 14 line poem with fixed verse and rhyme scheme typically in iambic pentameter and expressing a single theme or idea Iamb a metrical foot consisting of unstressed syllables followed by stressed ones Iambic Pentameter common meter in poetry consisting of an unrhymed line with five feet Paradox situation or statement that appears contradictory yet remains true Ellis Island Joseph Bruchac The New Colossus Emma Lazarus Paul Revere's Ride Henry Wadsworth Longfellow The Man Without a Country Edward Everett Hale The Gettysburg Adress Abraham Lincoln O Captain! O Captain! Walt Whitman I Have A Dream Martin Luther King, JR In Response to Executive Order, 9066 Dwight Okita ...

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