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Poetry Project

Honors English 1
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Emily White

on 21 March 2011

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Poetry Project Narrative Poems: 1. Casey at the Bat By: Ernest Lawrence Thayer The score was 4-2. There were 2 outs and 2 runners on base. Casey had 2 strikes. The ball was pitched to him and he missed, making Mudville lose the game. Main Idea Figurative Devices: It looked extremely rocky for the Mudville nine that
the score stood 4-2, with but an inning left to
so, when Cooney died at second, and Burrows did the
a pallor wreathed the features of the patrons of the 2. Fifteen By: William Stafford day: play. same, game. End Rhyme Main Idea There were 2 outs and 2 runners on base. Casey had 2 strikes and the next pitch decided their fate. The ball was pitched and Casey missed it, making the Mudville nine lose the game. Sound Devices: And now the by the force of Casey's blow! air is shattered Hyperbole so on that stricken multitude a death-like silence sat Personification Tone it changes from hopeless to hopeful Mood The mood builds up from no hope to tension and then back down to disappointment Meaning Don't be over-confident Main Idea A 15-year-old boy watched a motorcycle crash. He helped the victim out of the wreckage. The man called him a "good man" and left. Figurative Devices: Repetition slowly in the high grass.
...
companion, ready and friendly.
...
a forward feeling, a tramble.
...
I stood there, I was fifteen
I was fifteen I was fifteen fifteen Sound Devices: he had blood on his hand, was pale Imagery I found back of the willows one summer
day a motorcycle with engine running
as it lay on its side, ticking over
slowly in the high grass Foreshadowing Tone Mood The author felt amazed by the experience and sorrow for the victim of the wreck. The poem made me feel compassionate towards the situation. Meaning Try to think of others before yourself 3. The Writer By: Richard Wilbur Main Idea A young girl has just began to write about her life. Her father listens to her writing in admiration. Figurative Devices: Simile batter against the brilliance, drop a glove like daughter's life being compared to a ship's voyage Metaphor young as she is, the stuff
of her life is a great cargo, and some of it heavy Symbolism i remember the
which was trapped in that very room, two years ago;
how we stole in, lifted a sash dazed starling Tone The tone of the poem is serious Mood The poem made us feel contemplative
of the daughter's life Lyric Poetry: All Watched Over Machines of Loving Grace By: Richard Brautigan Main Idea The author dreams of a world where machines and animals can live in harmony Collection 2: Poem 1 out of 4 Read By: Casey Lawrence Read By: Casey Lawrence Read By: Emily White Read By: Emily White Figurative Devices simile Where mammals and computers
live together in mutually programming harmony
pure water
touching clear sky like imagery of a cybernetic meadow
where mammals and computers
live together in mutually
programming harmony
like pure water
touching clear sky past computers
they were flowers with spinning blossoms as if Tone The author is yearning for a world like he has described in the poem. Mood The poem makes me feel joyful. Collection 2: Poem 2 out of 4 "Hope" is the thing with feathers- by: Emily Dickinson Main Idea The author is saying that hope is like a bird. Figurative Devices Read By: Casey Lawrence Metaphor "hope" is the thing with feathers- "hope" is the thing with feathers-
that perches in the soul-
abd sings the tune without the words-
and never stops- at all- Personification End Rhyme And sweetest-in the gale-is heard
and sore must be the storm-
that could abash the little Bird
that kept so many warm- Sound Devices Tone The author is thoughtful about the human soul. Mood I was contemplative of the meaning of this poem. Collection 2: Poem 3 of 4 Much Madness is divinest Sense- By: Emily Dickinson Main Idea Figurative Devices rhyme assent-and you are
demur-you're straightway dangerous
and handled in a sane Chain- The author thinks that madness is divinest sense and if you agree, you are not mad, but if you disagree, you might be mad. Meaning: Meaning: Meaning: Sound Devices Paradox Much madness is divinest sense Analogy assent- and you are sane
demur- you're straighway dangerous Read By: Casey Lawrence Mood Tone The author's tone was dark. The poem made me fearful of doubting her. Meaning Collection 2: Poem 4 out of 4 The War Against the Trees By: Stanley Kunitz Main Idea A man sold his land to a company that tore down all of the trees and memories that went along with them. Rhyme Figurative Devices Sound Devices Raw gorgons matted blind, whose pocks and
Cried Moon! on a corner
One witness-momentl,
In the rear-view mirrors of the passing scars cars lot caught while the bulldozers, drunk with gasoline Personification Mood Tone Meaning The author feels disappointed that the trees have to be knocked down. The poem made me feel empathetic with the man. Read By: Emily White Collection 1: Poem 1 out of 3 Summer By: Walter Dean Myers Read By: Emily White Main Idea The poem is about the fun things you do in the summer Repetition Figurative Devices Sound Devices hot days, hot days i like End Rhyme Juices
running and dripping ripping Personification lazy days Mood Tone The author was joyful The poem made me feel content Meaning The Eagle Collection 1: Poem 2 out of 3 By: Lord Tennyson Alfred Main Idea This poem is about an eagle that is looking for its prey. FIgurative Devices Sound Devices He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
close to the sun in lonely lands,
ring'd with the azure world, he stands End Rhyme He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
close to the sun in lonely lands,
ring'd with the azure world, he stands

The wrinkled sea beneath him crawls;
He watches from his mountain walls,
and like a thunderbolt he falls. Imagery and like a thunderbolt he falls Simile Tone The tone of this poem is serious Mood The poem made me feel good that the eagle got what he was looking for. Read By: Casey Lawrence Analysis of Baseball By: May Swenson Collection 1: Poem 3 out of 3 Read By: Casey Lawrence Main Idea Figurative Devices The poem is about how baseball works. Sound Devices Personification Bat waits
for ball
to mate
Ball hates
to take bat's
bait. Ball
flirts, bat's
late, don't
keep the date. Repetition Ball, bat, and mitt Rhyme and the mitt
Ball hits
bat, or it
hits mitt Mood Tone The author is being infromative The poem made me feel contemplative about baseball. Meaning Meaning We never know how high we are Collection 1: Poem 1 out of 3 By: Emily Dickinson Main Idea Cubits Allusion Figurative Devices Sound Devices We never need to be humble and thankful for what we have. We never know how proud we are until we think of ourselves that way. Meaning rhyme We never know how high we are
till we are asked to
and then if we are true to plan
our statures touch the
the heroism we recite
would be a normal
did not ourselves the Cubits warp
for fear to be a skies- rise thing king- A struggle over life or death There are things that will never happen but we need to dream about them anyways. Hope is free like a bird Noone really knows the difference between sanity and insanity. It is sad when memories are lost because of new development. Summer is a fun time of year. There is a certain emotion that is captured in baseball between the different equipment used in the game. There is great emotion when a bird is on the prowl for its prey. Tone Mood The author was critical of how humans live thier lives. I thought the poem was agreeable. The Road Not Taken By: Robert Frost Main Idea There were 2 paths that he could take and he could only choose one. Figurative Devices Sound Devices Rhyme Two roads diverged in a yellow
and sorry I could not travel
and be one traveler, long I
and looked down one as far as I
to where it bent in the wood stood could both undergrowth 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 Imagery Macavity: The Mystery Cat By: T.S. Eliot Main Idea Read By: Emily White Read By: Emily White Read By: Emily White Allusion Figurative Devices Sound Devices Macavity is a cat that breaks all of the laws. Scottland Yard Meaning Take the road less traveled he breaks the law of gravity Hyperbole Macavity's a Mystery Cat: he's called the Hidden
For he's the master criminal who can defy the Law Paw- End Rhyme Meaning Tone Mood The tone was unpredictable as to what Macavity would do. The poem amused me. Cats are like fast and ninja-like. A Prezi By: Emily White
and Casey Lawrence
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