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Copy of Poetry Analsis

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Autumn is always too early.
The peonies are still blooming, bees
are still working out ideal states,
and the
cold
bayonets of autumn
suddenly glint in the fields and the wind
rages
.

What is its origin? Why should it
destroy

dreams, arbors, memories
?
The alien enters the hushed woods,

anger advancing
, insinuating
plague;

woodsmoke, the raucous
howls
of
Tatars
.

Autumn

rips
away leaves
, names,
fruit, it covers the borders and paths,
extinguishes lamps and tapers; young
autumn, lips purpled, embraces
mortal creatures,
stealing
their existence.

Sap flows, sacrificed blood,
wine, oil, wild rivers,
yellow rivers
swollen
with
corpses
,
the
curse
flowing on: mud, lava, avalanche,
gush.

Breathless autumn, racing, blue
knives
glinting
in her glance.
She scythes names like herbs with her keen
sickle
, merciless in her blaze
and her breath. Anonymous letter, terror,
Red Army
.
Autumn
The Praise of Spring
By: Gonzalo de Berceo
Quick Facts
Born in Spain 1195
Spent his youth in a monetary
Dedicated his life to religion
Most of his writing is devotional to nature

Famous Poetry
Milagro V: El probre generso,Milagro XI: El clerigo simple,Miladros de Nuestra Senora: Prologo,The Praise of Spring

Reflection and Analysis of
The Praise of Spring
This is a rhyming poem that describes spring. The poet uses heavenly descriptions to illustrate the beauty of spring.

Autumn
Nature
The poets say that nature is beautiful and pure but sometimes it may seem hurtful and mean. Poets also use nature as a metaphor for birth, life and death.

Each poet uses a different style and pacing during each piece to give emotion to nature: sadness, hope, and youthful optimism.
By:Cole Simmons
Poetry Analysis
My Version of Nature
I feel that nature is a beautiful thing and that we should appreciate it's beauty. The landscape should be natural and diverse. When I enjoy nature, I feel positive and energetic.
Key
Negative connotation
Positive connotation
Imagery
Question
Alliteration
Simile
Personification
Five Senses
Idiom
Onomipea
She must be autumn.
Autumn must be coming.
What is that
What is the red army
(Must be the leaves)
From a trees perspective
Autumn must be evil and dark.
Like a tornado coming through.
By: Adam Zagajewski
Quick Facts
Born: 21 June in Lviv in Urkaine (1945)
Was expelled from Lviv the same year when he was born
Lived through Sept 11
He was also novelist, translator and essayist and was a teacher in the USA universities.

Poetry
Tremor, Canvas,Without End, and Eternal Enemies

Awards
2004 Neustadt International Prize, Bronze Cross of Merit, 2 Officer Crosses and a Guggenheim Fellowship

Reflection and Analysis of
Autumn
The free verse poem describes the changes that happen every fall. The poets uses dramatic language to detail the stripping of the landscape in order to give rebirth in the spring.



Snowfall
Ravi Shankar (Indian American)
Quick facts
Born in 1975
Called one of America’s finest poets by Dick Allen
Literature professor at Central Connecticut

Awards
2010 National Poetry Review, Pushcart Prize finalist for 2005 Connecticut Book Awards

Reflection and Analysis of
Snowfall
This is a list poem that describes snow. He uses imagery to illustrate the beauty of snowfall. He also urges people to appreciate that snow is fragile and fleeting.

The Praise of Spring
I, GONZALO de Berceo, in the
gentle

summertide,
W
ending upon a pilgrimage, came to a meadow's side;
All green was it and

beautiful
,
with flowers far and wide,--
A
pleasant spot
, I ween, wherein the traveller might abide.

Flowers with the

sweetest

odors filled all the

sunny
air,
And not alone
refreshed
the sense, but stole the mind from every care;
On every side a fountain gushed, whose waters
pure

and fair
,
Ice-cold beneath the summer sun, but
warm
in winter were.

There on the thick and

shadowy
trees, amid the foliage green,
Were the fig and the pomegranate, the pear and apple seen;
And other fruits of various kinds, the tufted leaves between,
None were unpleasant to the taste and none
decayed
, I ween.

The verdure of the meadow green, the
odor of the flowers
The grateful shadows of the trees, tempered with
fragrant
showers,
Refreshed
me in the
burning
heat of the sultry noontide hours;
Oh, one might live upon the balm and
fragrance
of those bowers!

Ne'er had I found on earth a spot that had such power to

please
,
Such shadows from the summer sun,
such odors
on the

breeze
;
I threw my mantle on the ground, that I might rest at
ease
,
And stretched upon the greensward lay in the shadow of the trees.

There
soft

reclining
in the shade, all cares beside me flung,
I heard the soft and
mellow
notes that through the woodland rung;
Ear never listened to a strain, for instrument or tongue,
So
mellow
and
harmonious
as the songs above me sung.
Key
Negative connotation
Positive connotation
Imagery
Question
Alliteration
Simile
Personification
Five Senses
Idiom
Onomipea
Works Cited
Berceo, Gonzalo de. Poetry Archive. 2002. Document. 2 Febuary 2015.
Creative Commons Attribution. Adam Zagajewski . 21 January 2015. Document. 2 Febuary 2015.
—. Ravi Shanker. 21 December 2014. Document. 2 Febuary 2015.
Frost, Robert. Poetry Foundation. 1969. Document. 2 February 2015.
Poetry Archive. Gonzo de Berceo. n.d. Document. 2 February 2015.
Poetry Foundation. Poetry Foundation. 2015. Document. 2 February 2015.
Shanker, Ravi. Poetry Foundation. 2011. Document. 2 February 2015.
Zagajewski, Adam. Poetry Foundation. 2004. Document. 2 February 2015.


Why a capital?
Gonzalo must be traveling and he is tired.
Flowers must make him feel relaxed.
Structure
5-7 lines per stanza
Serous tone
Scary mood
Free-Verse
5 Line breaks
Structure
Rhyme
4 Lines per line break
5 line breaks
Every line break it talks about new part of nature
Tone and mood is made to relax the reader
Nature is powerful and can relax everyone
Earth is pure
He wished that he could live there
Earth calms you and you don't need to strain you just need to relax and enjoy
Birches
By: Robert Frost
Quick Facts

Born on March 26, 1874 San Francisco
Died on January 29, 1963
He got hurt at the end of WWI
First Poem
My Butterfly Elegy
Won four Pulitzer Prizes
Asked to write and recite a poem for President John F Kennedy's inauguration

Reflection and Analysis of
Birches

This free verse poem describes the beauty of nature. The poet encourages the reader to enjoy the beauty of nature while you are young and optimistic.
Particulate as
ash
, new year's first snow falls
upon peaked roofs, car hoods, undulant hills,
in imitation of motion that moves the way

static cascades down screens when the cable
zaps
out, persistent & granular with a
flicker
of legibility that dissipates before it can be

interpolated into any succession of
imagery
.
One hour stretches sixty minutes into a field
of white flurry: hexagonal lattices of water

molecules that accumulate in drifts too soon
strewn with sand, hewn into
browning
mounds
by plow blade
, left to turn to
slush
.
Snowfall
Key
Negative connotation
Positive connotation
Imagery
Question
Alliteration
Simile
Personification
Five Senses
Idiom
Onomipea
Snow must be bad because it is compared to ash
Snow must be destroying the electrical system.
Snow is complex and beautiful to be destroyed so quickly
Amazing to pile up so fast
Goes away so fast
Structure
4 line breaks
3 lines per break
Fast and short to show the snow is in and out fast
List
One Morning
By: Cole Simmons
I hear the bird singing as I wake up
feel the summer breeze lightly across my face
I thought I was in heaven when I woke up
I could smell the ripeness of the strawberries
the softness of the grass
so sweet and pure

Nature was so powerful to calm me down from my worries
I would want to live here forever
but I can’t for I have duties
being a kid and playing was so fun
so enjoy it while you can



When I see birches bend to left and right
Across the lines of straighter
darker
trees,
I like to think some boy's been swinging them.
But swinging doesn't bend them down to stay
As
ice-storms
do. Often you must have seen them
Loaded with ice a sunny winter morning
After a rain. They click upon themselves
As the
breeze
rises, and turn many-colored
As the stir
cracks
and crazes their enamel.
Soon the sun's

warmth

makes them shed crystal shells
Shattering

and

avalanching
on the snow-crust—
Such heaps of
broken
glass to sweep away
You'd think the inner dome of
heaven
had
fallen
.
They are
dragged
to the
withered
bracken by the load,
And they seem not to
break
; though once they are bowed
So low for long, they never right themselves:
You may see their trunks arching in the woods
Years afterwards, trailing their leaves on the ground
Like girls on hands and knees that throw their hair
Before them over their heads to dry in the
sun
.
But I was going to say when
T
ruth
broke in
With all her matter-of-fact about the
ice-storm
I should prefer to have some boy bend them
As he went out and in to fetch the cows—
Some boy too far from town to learn baseball,
Whose only
play
was what he found himself,
Summer or winter, and could
play

alone
.
One by one he subdued his father's trees
By riding them down over and over again
Until he took the
stiffness
out of them,
And not one but hung
limp
, not one was left
For him to
conquer.
He learned all there was
To learn about not
launching
out too soon
And so not carrying the tree away
Clear to the ground. He always kept his poise
To the top branches, climbing
carefully
With the same
pains
you use to fill a cup
Up to the brim, and even above the brim.
Then he flung outward, feet first, with a
swish
,
Kicking his way down through the air to the ground.
So was I once myself a swinger of birches.
And so I dream of going back to be.
It's when I'm weary of considerations,
And life is too much like a pathless wood
Where your face burns and tickles with the cobwebs
Broken across it, and one eye is weeping
From a twig's having lashed across it open.
I'd like to get away from earth awhile
And then come back to it and begin over.
May no fate willfully misunderstand me
And half grant what I wish and snatch me away
Not to return. Earth's the right place for love:
I don't know where it's likely to go better.
I'd like to go by climbing a birch tree,
And climb black branches up a snow-white trunk
Toward heaven, till the tree could bear no more,
But dipped its top and set me down again.
That would be good both going and coming back.
One could do worse than be a swinger of birches.
Birches
Key
Negative connotation
Positive connotation
Imagery
Question
Alliteration
Simile
Personification
Five Senses
Idiom
Onomipea
Key
Negative connotation
Positive connotation
Imagery
Question
Alliteration
Simile
Personification
Five Senses
Idiom
Onomipea
Key
Negative connotation
Positive connotation
Imagery
Question
Alliteration
Simile
Personification
Five Senses
Idiom
Onomipea
Must be good
Must hurt the trees
Turning summer
The winter must be so strong
Why capitalize
Tree must be near the farm
Boy must be outside a lot
The boy must like nature and wants to achieve the greatest goals
The writer wants to be young again
But he can't go back because he has work
Earth may hurt you but it is fun and exciting
Swinger of the birches must be people who like nature and spend time with it
Doing worse means that you hate nature and want to destroy it
Structure
Free verse
No line breaks
2/3 lines have one meaning
The tone is a calm nice and easy
59 lines
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