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English Poem- Rain

With thick strokes of ink the sky fills with rain Pretending to run for cover but secretly praying for more rain Pretending to run for cover but secretly praying for more rain Over the echo of the water I hear a voice saying my name Over the echo of the water I hear a voice…

Chinese I, Tang Poem by Li Bai

静夜思 quite night thought jìng yè sī 李白 Li Bai lǐ bái 床前明月光 bed front bright moon light, chuáng qián míng yuè guāng 疑是地上霜 suspect( is ) ground on frost, yí shì dì shàng shuāng 举头望明月 raise head look at bright moon , jǔ tóu wàng míng yuè 低头思故乡 lower head think old village, dī…

Catullus Poems

Poem 51 This is the first poem. Catullus sees Lesbia for the first time and is overcome by lust and longing for her. He is jealous of the man she is talking to who he feels ought to be a god. Poem 2 This is where the sparrow is introduced. The sparrow is the beloved…

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My Brother built a Robot, poem by Jack Prelutsky

beserk crazy incandescent brilliant, giving off heat or light gleam shine benign harmless unbenign acting in a way that is not favorable, beneficial, or kindly equip provide appeared seemed emit To send or give out disheveled messy, untidy fashion Way, manner no avail no use, in vain, futile dismantled taken apart stymied stuck, confused hitch…

Poem and Root Word Definitions

Repitition The action of repeating words over and over again Simile A comparison using like or as Metaphor Comparing 2 unlike things together Personifacation When a non-human thing gets human-like characteristics Alliteration The occurrence of the same letter/sound in words, in a poem Imagery When something is visually descriptive, or figurative language in a poem…

Types of Poems, Literature 110

Aerostic Poem spell a word with the first letter of each line of the poem. The length of the line can vary. Ballads “Dance songs” that usually tell a story, using quatrian Line train stanza within abcb rhyme scheme where lines 2 and 4 rhyme. Some ballads have more than one quatrain. Bio poem poem…

Narrative Poem: from The Wife of Bath’s Tale

pestilence A deadly or virulent epidemic disease; something that is considered harmful, destructive, or evil. contemptuous showing or expressing contempt or disdain; scornful prowess exceptional valor, bravery, or ability, especially in combat or battle concede to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit: to grant as a right or privilege; yield gentility good breeding or…

Sound & Sense Poem/Figurative Term

Simile God’s Granduer by Gerard Manley Hopkins-compares God’s greatness to the “ooze of oil” and the shine of “shook foil” Metaphor The Hound by Robert Francis–metaphor in directly comparing life to a hound “life is a hound,”Out, out brief candle (from Macbeth) by William Shakespeare-comparing life to a candle Personification “It Lifts from Leaden Sieves”…

Poem Titles and Authors

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud Author: William Wordsworth Subject: Daffodils Speaker: a lonely person Tone: Happy, blissful, thoughtful Theme: One’s mood can always change It is a Beauteous Evening Author: William Wordsworth Subject: Heaven Speaker: observer of the world Tone: awe-struck, whimsical, calm Theme: the world is very gorgeous if people really delve into…

Poem Summaries for Falkner AP

Bells for John Whiteside’s Daughter This poem is about the death of a little girl who was very energetic in life. Child Burial This poem is about the death of a young boy from his mother’s perspective. Those Winter Sundays This poem is about how much the speaker regrets not appreciating what his father did…

Catullus Poems 10, 43, 50 Test

Welcome, girl, neither with the smallest nose Nor with a beautiful foot nor with dark eyes Salve, nec minimo puella naso nec bello pede nec nigris ocellis nor with long fingers nor with a dry mouth nor really with a very elegant tongue, nec longis digitis nec ore sicco nec sane nimis elegante lingua, girlfriend…

Poem Examples

Lyric Poetry Matthew Arnold, “Dover Beach” William Blake, “The Lamb” and “The Tiger” Emily Dickinson, “Because I Could Not Stop for Death” Langston Hughes, “Dream Deferred” Andrew Marvell, “To His Coy Mistress” Walt Whitman, “Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking” Ode John Keats, “Ode on a Grecian Urn” Percy Bysshe Shelley, “Ode to the West…

Plath Poem’s Tone+Purpose

Family Reunion TONE: Critical (plath on family gatherings) or sarcastic PURPOSE: Family, despite its efforts to be welcoming, can be destructive to one’s personal identity and sense of individuality. Face Lift TONE: earnest, whimsical (transitions to disgust) PURPOSE: Despite efforts to return to youth, it is not possible to truly achieve this cycle of rebirth….

English 91A poem titles

The Soote Season Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey iambic pentameter; syllabic monotomy words violating meteter = season, summer, swift, swallow, winter; jarring point in speaker’s life -The soote season, that bud and bloom forth brings Slow, Slow, Fresh Fount Ben Jonson iambic pentameter Fresh Fount = alliteration; sad, slow tone of poem -Slow, slow, fresh…

Best One Hundred African American Poems Selected by Nikki Giovanni: Choose Two to Recite at Poetry Slam for April is Poetry Month

The Aunt Mari Evans For My People Margaret Walker Leroy Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) 1 Ars Poetica: Nov. 7, 2008 L. Lamar Wilson Ka’Ba: Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) 2 When You Have Forgotten Sunday: The Love Story Gwendolyn Brooks – The Sermon on the Warpland Gwendolyn Brooks- 2 We Real Cool Gwendolyn Brooks 3 Jazz…

L’Automne by Victor Hugo (French Halloween poem)

Line 1 L’aube est moins claire Line 2 L’air moins chaud Line 3 Le ciel moins pur Line 4 Les longs jours sont passes Line 5 Helas! Voici déjà les arbres qui jaunissent! Line 6 L’automne est triste avec sa bise et son brouillard, Line 7 Et l’ete qui s’enfuit est un ami qui part.

Poem Descriptions

There will Come Soft Rains In the poem, “There Will Come Soft Rains,” alliteration is the most obvious sound device. The feelings I get from reading the alliterations is the warmth of the unity, like in the line “and swallows circling with their shimmering sound. ” In “There Will Come Soft Rain” the quality of…

Romantic/ victorian poem test

“My name is Ozymandias, king of kings” Shelley “The world is too much with us, late and soon” wordsworth “he is meek, and he is mild;/ He became a little child” Blake “Dear God! The very houses seem asleep;” Wordsworth “The wedding guest he beat his breast,/ Yet he cannot choose but hear,” Coleridge The…

English 1 poem vocab

Speaker/voice/persona Who “tells” the poem Line/sense of line A “unit” of poetry Stanza A group of lines (paragraph-like) Diction Word choice Rhythm Pace of the poem Rhythm is achieved by: How can a poet alter the rhythm of a poem? 1. Punctuation 2. Sense of line 3. Stanza 4. Word choice 5. Sound devices Figurative…

Poems In Crossroads

Who wrote Soda Jerk? Cynthia Rylant What mood does High Flight and Fueled carry? A very relaxed mood What Poem ( High Flight or Fueled) carries a little more serious mood? Fueled Who wrote The Road Not Taken? Robert Frost What is High Flight about? Piloting an airplane Who wrote Fueled? Marcie Hans What is…

Poem Quiz

When I heard the Learn’d Astronomer Walt Whiteman The speaker remembers sitting at a lecture. He is politely listening with his hands folded in his lap. He watches as the lecturer, a famous and renowned astronomer, goes on and on (and on) about the stars. Except he isn’t talking about the stars. He’s talking about…

咏柳—诗 Singing Willow-poem 中英文

咏柳 Singing Willow 碧玉妆成一树高, The slender tree is dressed in emerald all about, 万条垂下绿丝绦。 a thousand branches droop like fringes made of jade. 不知细叶谁裁出? But do you know by whom these slim leaves are cut out? 二月春风似剪刀。 The wind of early spring, as sharp as scissors blades.

Poem Revision- Quotes from Storm on the Island

Semantic field of violence includes what words: “Blast, Pummels, Exploding, Spits, Bombarded, Hits.” “It is a huge nothing that we fear.” Non of the verbs are active- this suggests: That the expectation that something could happen is worse than the reality- that nothing is happening which is worse. Repetition of “no” suggests That the war…

Poems

A’Wanderin by Johnny Wander I wish to go a wanderin’ A’ wanderin’ with you What won’drous woods and wilderness We’ll go a’trapising through What kinds of creatures shall we see? A’wanderin’,jus’ you an me? Birds and beasts from land and sea While wanderin’ with you. We’ll wonder ‘pon a pond’rous man His wide-brimmed had held…

Brit Lit Exam 4 Poems

Matthew Arnold–Dover Beach 4 Stanzas; All about the Sea; “Sophocles Long ago” “The Sea of Faith” “Ah, love, let us be true” Matthew Arnold–Thyrsis 10 line stanza: ABCBCADEED; Long Poem; talks about the friend who has recently died, Cordyon, Then later begins to plan his own death; last stanza is Italicized Dante Gabriel Rossetti–The Blessed…

im sorry poems

Sorry for making you mad Sorry for everything I said Sorry for lying to you Sorry, I’m so sorry Sorry if I disappointed you Sorry if I hurt you Sorry for everything Sorry, I’m so sorry Sorry that I liked you Sorry that you did Sorry for turning in to a which Sorry, I’m so…

On My First Son Poem

style of the poem clear and direct expression of ideas what is the form of the poem epigram epigram a short poem in which the writer strives for brevity, clarity, and permanence characteristics of epigrams 1. short lines with bouncy rhythms 2. paradoxical twists 3. parallel phrases or clauses what is this particular epigram also…

lyric poem: the guitar by federico garcia lorca

now begins the cry breaking the vaults of dawn the guitar plays and sound like crying the playing/crying goes on until dawn now begins the cry of the guitar useless to still it impossible to still you can’t stop the playing/crying so don’t even try it weeps monotonously as weeps the water as weeps the…

British Romanticism – Poem Summary

William Blake The Lamb The entire first stanza centers on the question of the creator. Blake describes the Lord Jesus Christ as the creator of the lamb. William Blake The Chimney Sweeper The poem is narrated by a chimney sweeper. He tells us a little bit about himself first before giving us the lowdown on…

Poem – Science Astronomy

supernova when the core of a massive star collapes violently causing the outer portion of the star to explode, , the explosion of a star releasing huge amounts of light and other energy white dwarf a small, hot, dim star that is the leftover center of an old star, a dim star that forms from…

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