REASON FOR DEDICATION For everything she’d done for me since I was born she’s been nothing, but inspirational. There were a lot of times I wished I’ve given up on something just because I couldn’t do it the first few tries, but she never let me and I was able to see what great potential I have. Everything I’ve been through in life has made me a stronger person today and it wouldn’t had happened if it weren’t for her.
THE PASSIONATE SHEPHERD TO HIS LOVE BYCHRISTOPHER MERLOWE The Passionate Shepherd to His Love The Passionate Shepherd to His Love is a love Christopher Marlowe poem by Christopher Marlowe. The poem is Come live with me and be my love, about a male courting to his love to live with And we will all the pleasures prove him so he could show her that being with him That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods or steepy mountain yields. will be the greatest thing in her life. The poem uses imagery to explain how living with him will And we will sit upon the rocks, Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks, be like for example, he says everyday will be By shallow rivers to whose falls springtime year around meaning she’ll never Melodious birds sing madrigals. find a reason to unhappy and things will be And I will make thee beds of roses perfect. He explains how she will find And a thousand fragrant posies, A cap of flowers, and a kirtle happiness if she stays and lives with him. He Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle; explains how living with him he’ll make her a A gown made of the finest wool bed of roses and how swains will sing and Which from our pretty lambs we pull; dance for her. The poems is composed of 24 Fair lined slippers for the cold, With buckles of the purest gold; stanzas in the four lines with a rhyme that goes ABAB, but either the rhyme doesnt hold up for A belt of straw and ivy buds, With coral clasps and amber studs: the duration of the poem or the rhyme itself And if these pleasures may thee move, wasn’t intended. The first stanza is repeated in Come live with me and be my love. the 20th stanza because it emphasize how The shepherds swains shall dance and sing determined and persuasive the speaker is so For thy delight each May morning: If these delights thy mind may move, his love could live with him. The title Then live with me and be my love. symbolism for the poem shows the speaker wants to guide or tend the woman hes courting to his love like how a shepherd tends or guides to a sheep. He explains how he loves her enough that he’ll do anything to make sure she’s happy. The tone and the diction of the poem are both very sentimental so the speaker
SONNET 18 BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day “Sonnet 18” also known as “Shall I compare Sonnet 18 thee to a summer’s day” was written by William William Shakespeare Shakespeare, it’s a 12 line stanza poem. The sonnet’s about more than likely a man courting to a beautiful woman; though not explain why Shall I compare thee to a summers day? the most reasonable answer could be for marriage. There’s a lot of imagery in this Thou art more lovely and more temperate. sonnet, like how the winds are rough, the buds Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, of May are darling, the sun’s complexion is golden and dimmed, how hot the sun gets And summers lease hath all too short a date. when it shines, the changes nature makes, and Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, how heaven shines. He explains how she’s lovely and well mannered. While in the sonnet And often is his gold complexion dimmed; the speaker says how everything else will lose And every fair from fair sometime declines, it beauty in time or by accident the woman he’s courting never will. He explains even though By chance, or natures changing course summer will end eventually, for her, her eternal untrimmed. summer beauty won’t ever end and how she But thy eternal summer shall not fade won’t end up wondering the plains of the underworld just as long as living eyes could Nor lose possession of that fair thou owst; see the poem. There is a bit of a rhyme Nor shall death brag thou wandrest in his scheme in the sonnet that goes like ABAB until shade, the last two stanzas which has its own rhyme scheme. There isn’t much of a title symbolism When in eternal lines to time thou growst, as it’s widely known just as “Sonnet 18”. The So long as men can breathe or eyes can see, theme of the sonnet explains how the speaker feels strongly about the person he’s courting. So long lives this, and this gives life to thee. Both the tone and diction of the sonnet sounds very light and sentimental and it shows how the like the speaker really cares deeply about the person he’s courting.
THE NYMPHS REPLY TO THE SHEPHERD BYSIR WALTER RALEIGH The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd Thy gowns, thy shoes, thy beds of By Sir Walter Raleigh roses, If all the world and love were young, Thy cap, thy kirtle, and thy posies And truth in every shepherds tongue, Soon break, soon wither, soon forgotten These pretty pleasures might me move In folly ripe, in season rotten. To live with thee and be thy love. Thy belt of straw and ivy buds, Time drives the flocks from field to fold Thy coral clasps and amber studs, When rivers rage and rocks grow cold, All these in me no means can move And Philomel becometh dumb; To come to thee and be thy love. The rest complains of cares to come. But could youth last and love still breed, The flowers do fade, and wanton fields Had joys no date nor age no need, To wayward winter reckoning yields; Then these delights my mind might move A honey tongue, a heart of gall, To live with thee and be thy love. Is fancys spring, but sorrows fall.
THE NYMPHS REPLY TO THE SHEPHERDESSAY The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd was written by Sir Walter Raleigh. The poem has 24 paragraphs with 4 stanzas in each of them. The speaker of the poem is a woman, who’s answering to a man that’s been courting her to live with him. She explains how spring is going to end eventually and the bitterness of fall and winter are going to come along. Imagery is used in this poem for example, the brisk cold the rivers and rocks become, the bitterness of winter, how the season of fall is sorrowful, and how flowers will fade and wither away. She explains not every day is going to be perfect like he claims it is, even though it’ll be spring and time for romance one day it’s not going to last forever and the other seasons fall and winter are going to come sooner or later. The rhyme scheme in the poem goes AABB throughout most of the poem. The theme of poem is how the woman being courted tells the man who loves her that basically he’s a fool for thinking spring’s never going to end and how she’ll find eternal happiness with him, but she’ll live with him for awhile and if he could prove to her that what he’s saying is true she’ll stay with him forever. There’s no symbolism in the title since it’s very straightforward. The tone and diction of the poem is very skeptical, explaining how she won’t be persuade to live with him since she believes what he’s saying is not true, but willing to be proved wrong.
IMMORALITY BY LISEL MULLER In Sleeping Beautys castle the clock strikes one hundred years As a child I had a book and the girl in the tower returns to the with a picture of that scene. world. I was too young to notice how fear persists, and how So do the servants in the kitchen, the anger that causes fear persists, who dont even rub their eyes. that its trajectory cant be changed The cooks right hand, lifted or broken, only interrupted. an exact century ago, My attention was on the fly; completes its downward arc that this slight body to the kitchen boys left ear; with its transparent wings the boys tensed vocal cords and lifespan of one human day finally let go still craved its particular share the trapped, enduring whimper, of sweetness, a century later. and the fly, arrested mid-plunge above the strawberry pie, fulfills its abiding mission and dives into the sweet, red glaze.
IMMORALITY ESSAY Immortality was written by Lisel Mueller, it has two paragraphs twenty-nine stanzas altogether. The speaker is more than likely the writer who’s telling the audience how she thinks what happened when time became unfrozen in Sleeping Beauty. There’s a bit of imagery in the poem for example, she explains the glaze on the strawberry pie as sweet, a boy’s vocals being tensed, the fly’s wings as transparent, the boy’s trapped whimper, time in the tower returning back to the world, and the sounds of a fly. There’s no rhyme scheme in the poem, but the title symbolizes how things never change even if they’ve been interrupted for over a century. She explains how feelings and taste can’t be broken or altered in any way as with the example she gave with the fly, even if the fly was interrupted from its pursuit a century ago its longing for the pie wasn’t changed once time became unfrozen again. The theme of the poem is how even though something or someone could be interrupted of doing something for a long period of time, its need of doing it can’t be broken. The tone and diction of the poem is shown as light.
THE LAMB BY WILLIAM BLAKE The Lamb The Lamb was written by William Blake during the Victorian era. The poem has two paragraphs with William Blake ten stanzas in each of them. The speaker is more than likely a man who’s addressing who made such a loving creature as the lamb and if whoever made Little Lamb, who made thee the lamb created the tyger too. The imagery that’s Does thou know who made thee used in this is how the lamb is called mild and meek and compares the lamb to a child. The Gave thee life & bid thee feed. speaker explains how the lamb’s voice is tender and its woolly fur is bright, the softest, and By the stream & oer the mead; delightful. The speaker explains how the lamb to Gave thee clothing of delight, be a gentle, kind creature. The lamb is compared to as a child since most children are defenseless Softest clothing woolly bright; and the speaker basically says how the lamb is Gave thee such a tender voice. meek and mild, one could also guess that lamb is also a defenseless creature of a pacifist. There’s a Making all the vales rejoice: bit of a rhyme scheme in the poem, in the first paragraph the rhyme scheme could be seen from Little Lamb who made thee stanzas three thru eight and in the second Does thou know who made thee paragraph the rhyme scheme is seen from stanzas fifteen and sixteen. The theme of the poem is how the lamb is a delightful creature and wonders that Little Lamb Ill tell thee, whoever made the lamb make the tyger too and if he or she did could they also made a creature Little Lamb Ill tell thee; that’s even more powerful than the two combined. He is called by thy name, There’s no symbolism in the title since it’s straightforward. The tone and diction of the poem For he calls himself a Lamb: is very light, happy, and also curious. He is meek & he is mild, He became a little child I a child & thou a lamb, We are called by His name, Little Lamb God bless thee, Little Lamb God bless thee.
ORIGINAL POEM: FEAR Fear Unknowing, unwilling This poem is a poem I’ve Scared to try written myself that explains Something new, something unique how people fear certain Or is that the truth? Fear of death, loneliness things. Why I’ve included Change, sudden doom perhaps? this poem is because of its Fear of dark skies and rustling winds Cackling laughter or booming thunder seriousness in tone and it Streaks of lightning and monsters under explains many fears from childrens beds Skeleton bones, howling dogs frightening fears to Utter darkness somewhat sillier ones. This Or maybe some silly things like balloons Certain foods like hot dogs poem’s supposed to Cats, dogs, or many other animals indicate fear and horror to The fear consumes you You could overcome it people, questioning why a Or maybe you cant person fears a certain thing. Dont let fear Overtake your life You might just miss out On the things that matter most
ORIGINAL POEM: CLICHÉ Cliché Why this poem was included was Roses are red because it makes fun of some of Violets are blue the clichés that are found in This is cliché stories, books, poems, and other And it makes me gloom things. The poem is written first Dont you know with a romantic feeling, but Its been overdone? around the third and fourth Words of love stanzas the poem turns from Isnt so new romantic to comical. A rhyme scheme was supposed to be But I must admit included, but only the second That words of love and fourth stanza of the entire Really isnt my type of work poem rhyme. Because words of love to me Are sappy and soft Now I could end this About a rant of love But instead I will go Back to my time And end this crazy rhyme
ORIGINAL POEM: PRIDE Pride This poem explains how the You know it from the heart feeling of pride is just strong A feeling so powerful or maybe an even stronger It takes over your mind feeling the feeling of being No, I dont mean love in love. This poem was Though I must admit included because it explains The feeling itself is strong how someone’s ego starts What I mean is a pride to get enlarged after a The feeling of being right period of time and Knowing you’re better than compares an egotistical the rest person to someone who’s Having people cheer you on deeply, and sometimes Knowing they’re inflaming blindly, in love with Your already enlarged ego someone.
ORIGINAL POEM: SLOTH Sloth Why this poem was You sit, you watch included is because it You’re like a cat explains the laziness of a Watching its prey person, it shows how they A lazy cat that is really don’t care what You don’t leave your spot happens to someone as You don’t see the point long as they don’t have to No one’s in harm’s way move from their spot to help So why should you care unless they’re forced to help. The lazy person is You’re like a rock compared to a large Stiff and unmoving unmoving cat or a rock just Unless someone else laying around, stiff and Does it for you unmoving, not willing to get up unless someone picks them up themselves.
ORIGINAL POEM: GREED Greed The poem “Greed” explains how Gold, silver, platinum much a person wants an Money, jewelry, you want it all unnecessary thing and even You’re not looking though they don’t need it, they For a specific thing want it anyway. This was You want it just included because it explains To complete a collection what goes through the mind of a Because you feel entitled to it person who’s consumed with You never rest till you have it greed, how they handle situations, and why they look They call you spoiled, a down on people who can’t get princess, a prima donna the things that person is getting. You know they don’t understand immense wealth You believe they’re all are jealous of you And you keep asking for more things
CITATIONS The poems “The Lamb”, “The Nymphs Reply to the Shepherd”, “The Passionate Shepherd to His Love”, and “Sonnet 18” were all found on http://www.poetry-online.org The poem “Immortality” was found on http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/173.html