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Life poems project


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Life poems project

  1. 1. John Mason | Period 2 | Mrs. Love -Life Poetry-
  2. 2. Shopping For Yourself Store up for a while What things you might need Just for few weeks No more you see We've lived with the sins Of greed and lust We don't need anymore To be blamed on us Just do it slow That way from where it might flow It might be here faster For others you know. Some planted early It won't be too long So just the staples In case something goes wrong And point out the toxins Planted in the way So others can see them As they pass here today Just point them out As you pass by No false accusations For our goal is High -Udiah L.
  3. 3. Shopping for Yourself Analysis  This poem, Shopping for Yourself, is a poem about how you don’t have to rush through life to be able to see the good in it.  The images that I get when I read this poem are people taking a deep breath after a long day of work – relaxed.  This poem uses mood which makes it feel more relaxing. The first four lines help suggest a mood of relaxing, and relinquishment. There is no use of alliteration, but this poem has a few internal rhymes which makes it more interesting to read.  I chose this poem because I find it important that people are able to stand up for what they believe in and that they should believe they can do it for themselves.
  4. 4. Trapped Lost in the confusion of my mind Looking for a way out Held captive by my own fears and insecurities Caught up in my emotions of love & lust, joy & pain Ready to cry to the world and wonder if they understand my tears Always keeping my head bowed too afraid to see my future Afraid of the hurt & pain that awaits me My heart is filled with rage & desire for someone I can't have Biting my tongue for others because of the fear of being alone Compromising for everyone else but getting nothing in return Wondering why life is such a bitch but loving everything about it The ups and downs; the tears and smiles Praying that someone can love me for me Regretting all the things that I've done in my past to bring pain to others Lost with no way out Thanking God for letting me see another day but ready to write my suicide note because of all the pain I've endured Afraid to take off my mask because of the judgment that lies ahead Lost in my own confusion Someone rescue me before I drown -Glendian Robinson
  5. 5. Trapped Analysis  Trapped is a poem that expresses someone’s point of view of life that is rather depressive and omniscient.  The tone in this poem is very dark, and creates a very eerie mood. I picked this poem because it is a great way to describe how hard life can be, and how sometimes it may feel like there is no way out.
  6. 6. Life Touch it: it won't shrink like an eyeball, This egg-shaped bailiwick, clear as a tear. Here's yesterday, last year --- Palm-spear and lily distinct as flora in the vast Windless threadwork of a tapestry. Flick the glass with your fingernail: It will ping like a Chinese chime in the slightest air stir Though nobody in there looks up or bothers to answer. The inhabitants are light as cork, Every one of them permanently busy. At their feet, the sea waves bow in single file. Never trespassing in bad temper: Stalling in midair, Short-reined, pawing like parade ground horses. Overhead, the clouds sit tasseled and fancy As Victorian cushions. This family Of valentine faces might please a collector: They ring true, like good china. Elsewhere the landscape is more frank. The light falls without letup, blindingly. A woman is dragging her shadow in a circle About a bald hospital saucer. It resembles the moon, or a sheet of blank paper And appears to have suffered a sort of private blitzkrieg. She lives quietly With no attachments, like a fetus in a bottle, The obsolete house, the sea, flattened to a picture She has one too many dimensions to enter. Grief and anger, exorcised, Leave her alone now. The future is a grey seagull Tattling in its cat-voice of departure. Age and terror, like nurses, attend her, And a drowned man, complaining of the great cold, Crawls up out of the sea. -Sylvia Plath
  7. 7. Life Analysis  The poem, Life, is about how you shouldn't’t look to closely at things that come in to your life, and that you shouldn't’t linger around too long because you may just be missing the bigger picture.  I chose this poem because it goes from oppressive to uplifting by the last line saying, “crawls up and out of the sea”.  The metaphors and similes in this poem are used well and create excellent imagery for the reader to use and comprehend the poem better.
  8. 8. What is Life? And what is Life? An hour-glass on the run, A mist retreating from the morning sun, A busy, bustling, still-repeated dream. Its length? A minute's pause, a moment's thought. And Happiness? A bubble on the stream, That in the act of seizing shrinks to naught. And what is Hope? The puffing gale of morn, That of its charms divests the dewy lawn, And robs each flower of its gem—and dies; A cobweb, hiding disappointment's thorn, Which stings more keenly through the thin disguise. And what is Death? Is still the cause unfound? That dark mysterious name of horrid sound? A long and lingering sleep the weary crave. And Peace? Where can its happiness abound? Nowhere at all, save heaven and the grave. Then what is Life? When stripped of its disguise, A thing to be desired it cannot be; Since everything that meets our foolish eyes Gives proof sufficient of its vanity. 'Tis but a trial all must undergo, To teach unthankful mortals how to prize That happiness vain man's denied to know, Until he's called to claim it in the skies. -John Clare
  9. 9. What is Life? Analysis  I chose this poem because it asks good questions about life in a humorous way. This poem is about life and what makes it up. I like how it gives you possible answers and creates imagery for you to see those answers for yourself, about your own life.  The couplet rhymes, alliteration, and metaphors all make this poem a fun, interesting poem to read that also connects you by stating questions that you may have had about life.
  10. 10. Shine Life is something we all share, Just like oxygen, in the air. The way we live it, is up to us, With a negative or with a plus. Life is something, we should cherish, We never know, when we'll perish. Live each and every single day, Smell the flowers, stop and play. Life is something, we've been blessed, Choice is yours, choose your quest. Follow your passions, and you'll be fine, With the right attitude, you will shine. -Anita M.
  11. 11. Shine Analysis  I picked this poem based on the title of it, Shine, because I believe that everyone should shine in what they do and what they believe in.  The first line in this poem, “Life is something we can all share, just like oxygen in the air” is a great rhyme that uses a metaphor to illustrate to the reader the importance of sharing life with other people and how easy it is.  This mood of this poem is very uplifting and reassuring.
  12. 12. Live Life To The Fullest To Follow your heart, and intuition, That should be, your number one mission. Listen to your inner voice, Live your life, through your choice. The point is to love, what you are doing, Your deepest passions; should be pursuing. Every moment, live excited, Every morning, be delighted. Always look forward, to what is ahead, Your thoughts and wisdom, gracefully spread. Living life to the fullest, is up to you, Look in the mirror, always be true. -Anita M.
  13. 13. Live Life to the Fullest Analysis  I picked the poem, Live Life to the Fullest, because I like how it shows the reader that you don’t have to follow the norm and you can be your own person by listening to your “inner voice”.  The last paragraph,” living life to the fullest, is up to you, look in the mirror, always be true”. Creates an end rhyme that forces a tone that tells the reader to always be true to themselves and wander the path that suits them best.
  14. 14. Mending I know the pace of the ticking clock As I lay here, recovering A pace normal life hardly allows the experience of The anticipation of three weeks of rest on the couch Movies stacked high, ready for viewing A pile of mending close by, lest my fingers get bored books spilling over on the coffee table, all as of yet, unread The anticipation of down time while recovering from knee surgery and the reality of the same are hardly recognizable as distant relatives never-mind close cousins, au-revoir, as I must now sleep, yet again. Judith F.
  15. 15. Mending Analysis  I chose this poem for its metaphor in the first line. “I know the pace of the ticking clock”. This reveals to the reader that everyone only has a certain amount of time on this world, and that they should be making the best of it.  I also like how this poem uses perfect imagery and creates a short ballad. It’s imagery is seen by most because a lot of people can relate to being in the same situation as the writer, and if not they could see themselves in the same situation.  The ballad in the poem makes the poem more interesting to the reader because it’s as if they’re reading in to the author’s life.
  16. 16. Our Strands of Time Stranded in time, a strand of time we string ourselves together with touch and shared laughter, connecting our lives with moments a pearled connection. Then those moments go unraveling shedding them selves from our daily lives without our commitment, our consent. We once again become strangers and our moments become stranded in time like a strand of time. A.R. Morgan
  17. 17. Our Strands of Time Analysis  Our Stands of Time poem stood out to me because of the free verse and how it was still smoothly put together.  The alliteration used in this poem such as, “Stranded in time, a strand of time we string ourselves together with touch and shared laughter” makes the reader read it with a roll of the tongue.  This poem also ends the same way it begins which creates a cool effect to the reader after they have finished reading it, and makes the mood feel completed.
  18. 18. Life LIFE, believe, is not a dream So dark as sages say; Oft a little morning rain Foretells a pleasant day. Sometimes there are clouds of gloom, But these are transient all; If the shower will make the roses bloom, O why lament its fall ? Rapidly, merrily, Life's sunny hours fly by, Gratefully, cheerily, Enjoy them as they fly ! What though Death at times steps in And calls our Best away ? What though sorrow seems to win, O'er hope, a heavy sway ? Yet hope again elastic springs, Unconquered, though she fell; Still buoyant are her golden wings, Still strong to bear us well. Manfully, fearlessly, The day of trial bear, For gloriously, victoriously, Can courage quell despair -Charlotte Brontë
  19. 19. Life Poem Analysis  The poem, Life, was chosen because it was written in a free verse and doesn’t focus on all the good things in life and questions the reader so they can think for themselves.  All of the internal rhymes in this poem such as, “still strong to bear us well, manfully, fearlessly, the day of trial bear” creates the reading to seem more approachable even when the actual vocabulary is more complicated.
  20. 20. Home Where you hat is laid, As they say, that is your home. Where your fears and doubts are cast aside, This will be your throne. An open fire crackles and burns, the cat purrs by your side. The rich hot chocolate fills you with warmth, Your partner next to you completes you with pride. The bricks and mortar you own, they protect you, keep you safe through the night. Your home is your castle, Therefore you are its king. You own your own empire, when foundations are laid down from within. - Craig Davenport
  21. 21. Home Poem Analysis  I picked this poem because it’s a great thing for everyone to have not just a house, but a home. To relax, look back, and plan further.  The personification used in this poem creates a very personal mood to the poem. For example, “the bricks and mortar you own, they protect you”, it takes very personal objects and give them human characteristics of protecting you through the night.  Simile’s in this poem also make this poem more direct. “Your home is your castle”.
  22. 22. I am Poem I am Family, Friends, Life My family and friends are the most important Trustworthiness is important to me Honesty is important to me Confidence is important to me Being humble is a nice trait Lying is not right, but in the right sense can become good Life is a beautiful thing Adventure is where the heart is released Surprises and mishaps make the trip worth it This is me
  23. 23. Diamonte Poem  Light  Joyful, visible  Blinding, helping, revealing  Reflections, truth, shadows, lies  Hiding, shadowing, blocking  Apprehensive, timid  Darkness
  24. 24. Cinquain Poem Dog Playful, fun-loving Licking, running, jumping Cheers you up when you’re depressed A Friend
  25. 25. Five Senses Poem Victory is red and gold It tastes like the finest champagne It sounds like the yell of a coach and a push of a teammate And smells like sweat, blood, and tears It looks like a thousand fans chanting And makes you feel like an unstoppable force.
  26. 26. Tanka Poem  The light of life shines  A future is born a new  Out of the darkness  The life is susceptible  But now is full of wonder