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Poem Anthology by: Valeria D.C.

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Valeria Dapena

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Transcript of Poem Anthology by: Valeria D.C.

The New Beginnings
This is the part where
Life is a roller coaster, up and down.
How could I be ready?
My words are inside-out,
I couldn't possibly forget
That I didn't want to break
I wasn't ready back then,.
But time passed, so I am ready now.
Glossary Term: Alliteration
Alliteration is a form of figurative language where the occurrence of the same letters or sounds at the beginning of the adjacent or closely connected words.
What poetry is to me...
The Stories Behind the Words
The poems I've created are based on stories and events that happened to me in middle school. Some of the poems are based on feelings or actions that went on from sixth to eight grade, or they are thoughts running through my mind.
Would I be standing here,
If I'd conquered all of my fears?
Woop. There's another stack of papers
Well, I'm done with the fear
There's no more crying, no more tears
At this point I have to save every minute
'Cause this is just some serious business
Poetry has many definitions. To me, it only has two meanings. Poetry to me is a way of expressing your feelings about something or someone. The way of expressing those feelings are shared through lines of stanzas. In the lines of those stanzas, are forms of figurative language. Figurative language is when authors write things that express ideas indirectly. Those phrases or words have to be taken figuratively to be understood. Sometimes in poetry, figurative language makes a poem have a meaning or a message. So, the reader or the poet reads it and understands it figuratively, not literally.

In this anthology, I wrote about how my emotions, feelings, and thoughts changed throughout middle school. My theme for my 10 poems were about that. I had a big inspiration for them too. Eminem or Marshall Mathers was my inspiration for these 10 poems. The way he write his music inspires me to think of words that rhyme. With those words, I make a story. Then, I break down the story to short lines and put them in stanzas. Eminem's writing in raps also have a story behind them, which make me think of things that happened to me that make me write the poems figuratively.
In Dedication to Marshall Bruce Mathers III, Eminem
I'd like to thank you in advance,
For giving me this kind of chance.
If I were to write a poem about a bad time that I had or a bad memory, I would include dark lines and very deep words to express it.
The only chance I've got
If its lost, I'd lose my only shot.
I must succeed
Before I become exhausted
If I don't do my best,
Then I have crossed it
Must keep it in my hands
Or I would have to blame myself
'Cause I'd think that I've caused it.
Example: Alliteration:
"Kitty cats climb crocked shelves"
Like there's no Tomorrow
What you're gonna
do in life tomorrow
you won't regret it
if you are so sorrow.
And I know that,
because this world is ruined.
The sky is heartbroken, black
and every human that will come
will never go back
This world is under attack.
But the birds will still hum
Oh, don't go on.

At this point
I will look any direction
Making sure I wouldn't miss you in inspection
I'm remembering...
Outside is springing,
The birds are singing,
We're both swinging
Like there's no tomorrow.
Glossary Term: Metaphor
Metaphors are a form of figurative language. Metaphors are a figure of speech in which it is not literally applied. This figure of speech doesn't use the words "like" or "as".
"The sky is heartbroken, black"
Glossary Terms: Assonance
Assonance is a form of figurative language. Assonance is the repetition of sounds of a vowel in non-rhyming stressed syllables near each other.
Example: Assonance:
Listen to the mellow bells
Example: Consonance
He struck a streak of good luck
Beginnings of the Endings
I didn't want to go, hmm.. excuse me
I guess my head can't be very choosey.
This was the chance were I blew steam,
But it went by so fast just like a light beam
I took a break
from all the non-existing conflicts
I'm overloaded, I have a dream, yet I can't conquer it
These voices in my keep going and conking!
I'm still hearing knocking,
am I sleepwalking ?
I awake from this nightmare, its all a mistake
So I close my eyes take one last breath,
I open my eyes, and I've taken over the stage.
I, Valeria Dapena, 13, am the author of all the poems on this presentation. I grew up in a small neighborhood, where writing in journals and doing many projects, where my favorite activities. I had many things to write poetry about. So, I tried it out and I found poetry to be a fun activity. Poetry is not my favorite thing to do, but I consider myself a deep writer. Since I have gone through middle school with many experiences, I decided to write about my feeling changes and the way I think now.
Table of Contents
Stories Behind the Words
Example of Stories Behind the Words
The New Beginnings
Behind the Poem
Like There's No Tomorrow
Beginnings of the Endings
At Me Now
I will Smile Back
Its Devastating
Its the End of the Year Now
"The stars are dancing."
I will Smile Back
I will smile back
No, I won't feel a thing
No, I wont feel no pain
So, I'll reach into my pocket
And I will pull out a tiny necklace locket
It has a picture
of me and her
She said: "take it with ya"

Is the crowd talking to me?
'Cause I can hear 'em
I will look up,
its just me in front of a mirror
I blink and realize I'm on stage
Get a little nervous with a bit of rage.
I feel like I'm trapped
Like an animal in a cage.
I tried, I failed
But I finish
So take a vow
And thank you the parents for coming out
I hoped they understand the pain
That I have in my hands
And I leave the place with no question
And smile back
Glossary Terms: Hyperbole
A hyperbole is a form or figurative language that uses exaggeration in statements, but they are not meant to be taken literally.
Example: Hyperbole:
"I 've told you a million times"
Glossary Terms: The 3 Verses
Free Verse: Poetry that does not rhyme.
Blank Verse: Poetry without any rhyme
Rhyme Verse: Poetry that has a regular meter, and the lines end in a rhyme.
Free Verse Example:
After a long sailing day
the sailors go rest
the ship is still
with the heavy
metal on the bottom of the sea.
Blank Verse Example
Day by day
Night by night
the moon shines
and the moonshine reflects upon our soul
Rhyme Verse Example
The dancers had a shot
they went on stage
and said "we cannot,
mess up.
Not at this time,
Not at this age.
At Me Now
I've got this sour taste in my mouth
I'm trying to talk, speak
but they just won't figure me out
hm, just look at me now
Bet you're probably sick of me now
Don't wanna see me
I'm talking
and you just wont hear me out
I get notes, letters, and a threat
Man, that boy's cra-zy
Yet there's nothing I regret.
Glossary Term: Symbol

Symbolism is a thing that represents or stands for something else.
Tone is the author's feelings about the poetry piece or how she/he reads it.
Mood is how the reader feels about the piece of poetry or how she/he reader reads it.
Example: Symbol:
A diamond is a symbol for beauty.
Example: Mood:
The reader reads in a confused way. She is reading a mystery poem.
Example: Tone:
The author reads the poem in a deep voice because the poem's theme is darkness or death.
Glossary Term: Onomatopoeia
Onomatopoeia is a form of figurative language. This type of form is a formation of a word from a sound.
Example: Onomatopoeia:
"Boom! "
Glossary Term: Personification
Personification is a form of figurative language which gives something nonhuman the characteristics of a human.
Glossary Term: Consonance
Consonance is a form of figurative language. Consonance is the repetition of similar sounds of consonants near each other.
Glossary Term: Diction
Diction is the choice of words that are used in a speech, phrase, or writing such as poems.
Example: Diction:
"The sweetness in your voice is unheard, but your eyes do show it.
Glossary Term: Meter
Meter is the rhythm or the pulse of piece of poetry. It is used in poetry.
Glossary Term: Tone
Glossary Term: Mood
Glossary: Rhyme
Glossary Term: Paradox
Paradox is any person, thing or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictory nature.
Example: Paradox: "The silence is the loudest sound."
Glossary Term: Rhythm
Rhythm is a strong and regularly repeated pattern used in poetry.
Rhyme is the correspondence of sound between words or the end of words.
Example: Rhyme:
"Give me a hand, I need help on how I stand.
Glossary Term: Simile
Similes are a form of figurative language which compares one thing to another using the words "as" or "like".
Example: Simile:
" His eyes were as blue as cobalt."
Glossary Term: Theme
Theme in poetry is the poem's main subject of talk, or it can also be in a piece of writing. Theme can also be the poet's thoughts or feelings.
Example: Theme:
Love can be a theme.
Glossary Term: Slant Rhyme
A slant rhyme is a rhyme that nearly rhymes with another word. A
'half rhyme"also.
Example: Slant Rhyme
Sea floor, bodies are dragged to sea shore
Its Devastating
Its devastating
Trying to pretend I understand
But its like demonstrating,
I'm not good at it, but I'll give it try
I failed but just one more time
Then I embarrass myself again so goodbye!

No more tears you'll be buying
I'm not even going to bother crying
All they saw was the bad
I said I was only trying
But I was done
So I go went through a portal
Where I became an
In my own world, no worries
Where I stopped being normal
And for once I could go back
To any time and watch
Watch the devastation in my eyes, catch the moment, and listen to the lies
Glossary Term: Internal Rhyme
Internal Rhyme is rhyme involving a word in the center of a line and another at the end of a line or in the middle of the text.
Example: Internal Rhyme:
There's a tiny little whinny kid in the laundry.
Lose Yourself
by Eminem
Look, if you had one shot, or one opportunity
To seize everything you ever wanted. One moment
Would you capture it or just let it slip?
His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready to
drop bombs
But he keeps on forgetting what he what he wrote down
The whole crowd goes so loud
He opens his mouth, but the words won't come out
He's choking how, everybody's joking now
The clock's run out, time's up, over, bloah!
Snap back to reality, Oh there goes gravity
Oh, there goes Rabbit, he choked
He's so mad, but he won't give up that
Easy, no
He won't have it, he knows his whole back's to these ropes
It don't matter, he's dope
He knows that but he's broke
He's so stagnant, he knows
When he goes back to his mobile home, that's when it's
Back to the lab again, yo
This whole rhapsody
He better go capture this moment and hope it don't pass him
You better lose yourself in the music, the moment
You own it, you better never let it go
You only get one shot, do not miss your chance to blow
This opportunitty comes once in a lifetime yo 2x
(You better)
The soul's escaping, through this hole that is gaping
This world is mine for the taking
Make me king, as we move toward a new world order
A normal life is boring, but superstardom's close to post mortem
It only grows harder, homie grows hotter
He blows. It's all over. These **** is all on him
Coast to coast shows, he's known as the globetrotter
Lonely roads, God only knows
He's grown farther from home, he's no father
Goes home and barely knows hs own daughter
But hold your nose 'cause here goes the cold water
His **** don't want him no more, he's cold product
They moved on to the next ****** who flows
He nose dove and sold nada
So the soap opera is told and unfolds
I suppose it's old partner but the beat goes on
Da da dum da dum da da
No more games, I'ma change what you call rage
Tear this *********** roof off like two dogs caged
I was playing in the beginning, the mood all changed
I've been chewed up and spat out and booed off stage
But I kept rhyming and stepped right into the next cypher
Best believe somebody's paying the pied piper
All the pain inside amplified by the fact
That I can't get by with my 9 to 5
And I can't provide the right type of life for my family
'Cause man these god**** foodstamps don't buy diapers
And it's no movie, there's no Mekhi Phifer, this is my life
And these times are so hard, and its getting even harder
Trying to feed and water my seed, plus
Teeter Totter caught up between being a father and a prima dona
Baby Mama drama's screaming on and
Too much for me to wanna
Stay in one spot, another or not
Has gotten me to the point, I'm like a snail
I've got to formulate a plot or I end in jail or shot
Success is my only *********** option, failure's not
Mom, I love you, but this trailer's got to go
I cannot grow old in Salem's lot
So here I go with my shot.
Feet, fail me not,this may be the only opportunity that I got
""Lose Yourself" Lyrics." EMINEM LYRICS. Ed. Chloe Doyle. MusixMatch, n.d. Web. 09 Jan. 2014.
You can do anything you set your mind to, man
Behind the Poem
This first poem is about entering sixth grade, about not being ready to go to middle school and what I thought it would be like. Also, how got over my fear of messing up the work or in the class.
Alright, its the end of the year now
Not a single teacher,
Will see me when I'm gone
Its the end of the year
I'm going off to paradise land,
Where I can leave a plane and make a grand
entrance to my friends.
And make some plans.
Its the end of the year now.
Its the End of the Year Now
8th Grade
I was ready
Theres no story behind it
My feelings were steady
Heart beat wasn't pacing
And I am not chasing any dreams,
for now.
But I will in the future,
So I can have a nice day.
I'm loving the Place
Right now its simple
Let me break it down
I love the teachers
I don't want to leave now
Its simple

8th Grade
I'm loving the place
For Now
Lose Yourself- Eminem
Explanation for Selection
For Now
Everything is normal
Ive gone through many phases
But this is the end.
After this, its 4 years that I will detest.
And after that its my true life.
So,I'm leaving now,
So I can enjoy my time left.
Explanation for the Selection of Rap
One of Eminem's top hits, Lose yourself, was based on a movie called 8 Mile in which a young white boy grows up with his mother in a trailer and tries to get recognition or his music and style of rapping. The reason I chose this rap was because I like the words he uses and the way he describes his life in it.
by: Valeria Dapena
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