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Poetry dedication

  1. 1. By Jordan Dierking
  2. 2. 1O CAPTAIN! my Captain! our fearful trip is done;The ship has weatherd every rack, the prize wesought is won;The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all O Captain!exulting, 3While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim My Captain does not answer, his lips areand daring: pale and still;But O heart! heart! heart! My father does not feel my arm, he hasO the bleeding drops of red, no pulse nor will;Where on the deck my Captain lies, The ship is anchord safe and sound, itsFallen cold and dead. voyage closed and done;2 From fearful trip, the victor ship, comesO Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells; in with object won;Rise up-for you the flag is flung-for you the bugle Exult, O shores, and ring, O bells!trills; But I, with mournful tread,For you bouquets and ribbond wreaths-for you the Walk the deck my Captain lies,shores a-crowding; Fallen cold and dead.For you they call, the swaying mass, their eagerfaces turning;Here Captain! dear father!This arm beneath your head;It is some dream that on the deck,Youve fallen cold and dead. My Captain!
  3. 3. O Captain! My Captain!“O Captain! My Captain!” Was written by Walt Whitman in 1865, and it was right after Lincoln was shot. Thatpoem is about how America lost its captain that day. The poem uses a ship to represent America, and thecaptain represents Lincoln.This poem uses a lot of imagery, which help keeps the reader’s attention. When he uses Lincoln as a captain,it helps us see him as Walt Whitman saw him, as a captain. The ship’s crew shows us how he views America,as completely trusting of its captain. He also uses the shore, as a finish line, we made it! This represents howthe freedom of slaves was so close, because just five days earlier R.E. Lee surrendered. All this representingour Captain led us to shore, but he never went on shore. By the way the crew responds, on how they mourntheir captain. Not everyone loved Lincoln, but everyone on his ship did. In the second paragraph, the writerasks the captain to rise up and see the crowds and its some dream that your dead. It’s almost like he can’tbelieve it, and he wants to know what’s next for the ship, representing the country. In the third paragraph hefeels like he was hit by a rock. How could he celebrate the victory, when he just lost his captain?Understandably he uses a very sad tone, because he just lost his captain. He uses chronological order,starting with him having just died, and ending with him reaching shore and unable to celebrate. He uses anaabcdefe. The title symbolism, pretty much just introduces the poem, it helps us understand that they are ona ship before we even start reading. The diction he uses is very sad and fast almost in a frenzy.This just became my favorite poem, because of the history that is behind it. I now know how someone feltduring that time felt right after his death. I could really get what the writer was trying to communicate, andit means a lot to me.
  4. 4. A NEIGHBOR of mine in the village And hid from anyone passing.Likes to tell how one spring And then she begged the seed.When she was a girl on the farm, she did She says she thinks she planted oneA childlike thing. Of all things but weed.One day she asked her father A hill each of potatoes,To give her a garden plot Radishes, lettuce, peas,To plant and tend and reap herself, Tomatoes, beets, beans, pumpkins, corn,And he said, "Why not?" And even fruit treesIn casting about for a cornerHe thought of an idle bitOf walled-off ground where a shop had stood, And yes, she has long mistrusted That a cider apple tree In bearing there to-day is hers, AAnd he said, "Just it."And he said, "That ought to make you Or at least may be. Her crop was a miscellany GirlsAn ideal one-girl farm, When all was said and done,And give you a chance to put some strengthOn your slim-jim arm." A little bit of everything, A great deal of none. GardenIt was not enough of a garden, Now when she sees in the villageHer father said, to plough; How village things go,So she had to work it all by hand, Just when it seems to come in right,But she dont mind now. She says, "I know!She wheeled the dung in the wheelbarrow Its as when I was a farmer--"Along a stretch of road; Oh, never by way of advice!But she always ran away and left And she never sins by telling the taleHer not-nice load. To the same person twice.
  5. 5. A Girls Garden"A Girls Garden" was written by Robert Frost, in 1916. He wrote it as part of his mountain interval series. He was writing itto people who are eager to work, but when they have the opportunity, they give up. The subject of the story is this Girlsgarden, and how she fails to take care of it.In this poem Robert Frost uses a lot of imagery. He shows us how we lack discipline to finish projects that we started outeager to finish. He uses example like these "She wheeled the dung in the wheelbarrow along a stretch of road; But shealways ran away and left her not-nice load. “Also he uses her "begging for seed" showing how she starts out dedicated, andthen loses interest by not planting the seeds. To show us how we lack the discipline to finish. He also uses imagery to helpus understand where they are. Such as "sees in the village" and "Of walled-off ground where a shop had stood". He alsouses imagery to help us understand the Characters. For instance, "On your slim-jim arm" helps us understand she wasweak, and "Its as when I was a farmer" helps us see that she was proud, and boastful when she clearly was a sad excusefor being a farmer.The poem has a mixed tone, because she has the initiative, but then lacks the discipline to finish. So its positive-negative, but coming away from this poem I feel sad. It could have been a beautiful garden, but it became a weed patch.The poem is written in chronological order, which makes it nice, smooth, and easy to understand. It uses a rhyming schemeof ABCB, which is a little unusual, but it was not distracting. The title doesn’t really symbolize anything, but it just statesthe plot of the poem. The theme Robert Frost was trying to show us was that, having good ideas isnt enough. We need togo out and do them, and finish them. The diction he uses really helps us get the point of his poem, because it reallysupports itIts a very good poem that teaches a valuable lesson. I recommend it to all, and its taught me a lesson.
  6. 6. The Road Not Taken By Robert Frost Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,The 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; Road Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as for that the passing there Not Had worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In leaves no step had trodden black. Taken Oh, I kept the first for another day! Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
  7. 7. The Road Not TakenThe road not taken was written in 1916 BY Robert Frost, in a collection of poems calledMountain Interval. He wrote the poem for people who have trouble deciding which road totravel by. You can’t travel both, choose one and don’t look back, because you can’t changewhich you choose.He uses lots of images to best communicate his message. He uses the well-traveled path and thepath less traveled by, because he wanted to communicate the paths in life that people choose.He also uses objects like grass, to show the less trodden path. He uses the undergrowth to showhow you can’t see far down the path of life, and you don’t know how the path is going to end.The tone he uses is very important to communicating his message. He uses a reflective tone, ithelps to help the reader not think hes all happy happy, but that he can look back and be glad hechose the path that he did.He uses chronological order starts with him at the path and ends with him, looking back on thechoice. He uses ABAAB rhyming scheme which is a little different from your typical ABAB, orAABB. It give it a unique flow.The title, dictation (imagery etc.), and theme all communicate the message, that there are goingto be decisions we have to make. We need to make one go with, and dont look back how itcould have been different. You cant change the past, be content, and move forward
  8. 8. If by Rudyard Kipling (Revised)If you can keep your head when all about you If you can make one heap of all your winningsAre losing theirs and blaming it on you; And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, And lose, and start again at your beginnings,But make allowance for their doubting too: And never breathe a word about your loss:If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, If you can force your heart and nerve and sinewOr, being lied about, dont deal in lies, To serve your turn long after they are gone,Or being hated dont give way to hating, And so hold on when there is nothing in youAnd yet dont look too good, nor talk too wise; Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!"If you can dream---and not make dreams your If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,master; Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch,If you can think---and not make thoughts your aim, If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster If all men count with you, but none too much:And treat those two impostors just the same:. If you can fill the unforgiving minuteIf you can bear to hear the truth youve spoken With sixty seconds worth of distance run,Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Yours is the Earth and everything thats in it,Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And---which is more---youll be a Man my son!And stoop and buildem up with worn-out tools;
  9. 9. "If" was written by Rudyard Kipling in 1895. He wrote the poem in the response to a British defeat against the Boers inAfrica. The loss brought about the second Boer war. Despite the defeat Dr. Jameson was seen as a hero, and was theinspiration of this poem. Rudyard Kipling wrote the poem to his son, as stated in the poem. However it was never meant tosimply be for his son.The poem talks about how If you can do all these things you will have the world, or in different words you will be successful.Which going back to Dr. Jameson, even though he lost, he was remembered as a hero. In other words it may not seem likethe cool or popular thing, but if you want to be truly successful you will do these things.This poems uses a lot of images and figures of speech. For example he calls triumph and disaster imposters, and that weshould treat them the same. He is saying that they are two things that are in everyday life and they come in at randomtimes, and we should treat them the same because they can both teach and make us better people. When he says "Orwatch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and buildem up with worn-out tools; he uses "broken", and "wornout tools", to help us understand that these things keep failing, and you should keep trying even though your frustrated. Healso uses "Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch," not necessarily a king, but the upper class, or smart people. Healso uses "And never breathe a word about your loss" To say that you won’t complain about the bad things that happen toyou. By saying "If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold onwhen there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!" He means everything inside of you will hold oneven if it doesn’t make sense logically, but you hold on anyway. When he says "Yours is the Earth and everything thats in it,"Hes implying that you will be successful, not your will be ruler of the world. You will have more than the whole world,honor, peace, and much more.The tone was a teaching tone, because he was trying to instruct his son. The structure he uses is logical order. He leads tothe point of if you do these things than yours is the earth. He uses the rhyming scheme of ABABCDCD which gives it a niceflow. The Title "If" is to understand even before we read it that, it’s something that may happen to us if we read and applywhat he wrote to our lives, and that is exactly what the theme of this poem is. The diction he uses helps us understand thathe is trying to teach us, and that it is something he had to learn himself.
  10. 10. REVISED VERSION OF MY EXPLICATION OF “IF”"If" was written by Rudyard Kipling in 1895. He wrote the poem in the response to a defeat of a British commander Dr. Jamesonagainst the Boers in Africa. The loss brought about the second Boer war. Despite the defeat Dr. Jameson was seen as a hero. Dr.Jameson inspired Rudyard Kipling, when he wrote this poem shortly after. Rudyard Kipling wrote the poem to his son, as stated in thepoem. However it has touched the lives of countless others.This poem is almost like a Proverb, it gives wisdom to the reader. The poem states that can do all these things (talk with crowds andnot lose your virtue, etc). you will have the world, or in different words you will be successful. Which going back to Dr. Jameson, eventhough he lost, he was remembered as a hero. In other words it may not seem successful or popular, but if you want to be trulysuccessful you will do these things.This poem uses a lot of images and figures of speech. For example he calls triumph and disaster imposters, Triumph can be just as badas disaster, because during triumphs we can become proud and arrogant. He is saying treat them the same, don’t treat victory betterthan defeat. Defeat often makes us better, while victory can take away our character. When he talks about rebuilding with worn out tools he is trying to give us a picture. Showing us that he’s failed and needs to rebuild,and worn out tools show us that they have had a lot of use. He has had a lot of failures, but he keeps trying, keeps rebuilding, andmaking improvements along the way.He says "Or walk with Kings---nor lose the common touch," not necessarily a king, but the upper class, or smart people. Meaning youare able to socialize with smart people, but he needs to educate himself to be able to do that.He also uses "And never breathe a word about your loss" To say that you shouldn’t complain about the bad things that happen to you.You should try to improve yourself in these situations.By saying "If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there isnothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on!" He means everything inside of you will hold on even if it doesn’t makesense logically, but you hold on anyway.When he says "Yours is the Earth and everything thats in it," Hes implying that you will be successful, you obviously won’t be theruler of the world. You will have more than the whole world, because you will have, honor, peace, and much more. Nothing is moreprecious than these.The tone was a teaching tone, because he was trying to instruct his son. The structure he uses is logical order. He leads to the point ofif you do these things than yours is the earth. He uses the rhyming scheme of ABABCDCD which gives it a nice flow. The Title "If" is tounderstand even before we read it that, it’s something that may happen to us if we read and apply what he wrote to our lives, andthat is exactly what the theme of this poem is. The diction he uses helps us understand that he is trying to teach us, and that it issomething he had to learn himself.
  11. 11. A Look InsideCandle There comes a time, we must lookCandle, show with your light For the things we once forsookShine on the walls so bright Forsaking the righteous wayShow us a place to take a seat For what our friends might sayShow us the table, that we may eat Till their advice finds us in trouble And only forgiveness can break the bubble.Candle, shining so bright That will have captured usPlease, please, hear my plight Because of our desire and lustCome take away our fearLet baby shed no tear There comes a time when we must look For the things we tookCandle, how you remind me When nobody could lookWhen at first I did see We must remember the bookMy mother’s love for me That stealing is wrongThat is so warm and free We mustn’t join the throng There is no need to fright We must stand and do what’s right
  12. 12. oh death come o come and seeO come and take me Christ on the treeTo the place of restIn the box made of tree died to take our placeIn life I failed my test of death he did taste his destiny from the wombWhen I was yet young Christ laid in the tombWhen man did insult meI cut out his tongue Death could not keep its preyFrom his presence I did flee Christ the victor in the fray Christ ascended in a flurryWhen I became all grownI want to the palace into his home in gloryAnd stole the crown now he builds me a homeI was full of malice where no man doth moanWhen my hair turned greyI lost in a battle of witsThat same man I did slayAnd threw him in a mud pit I Look back at this lifeNow how so sad am ITo see all this strifeI just want to fall and die
  13. 13. The best and worst of timesOH my! I heard my mommaThe president what drama!Tom prepare a seat to eatAnd a stool to rest his feetTime to get readyNow where is Eddy?Momma is going insaneTom hurry start the flame!OH my! Cried MommaHe’s here, president ObamaLet me take that coatTake this root beer floatNow the dinner is setEven a plate for his petOver politics they disputedThan laughter after I tootedDo I Need say moreHad him running out the doorThe moment of my life poorAway from smell he did soar
  14. 14. Why I wrote these poems.When I think of you, Mom, I think of someone who is kind, loving and caring, as well as Godly,A perfectionist, and dedicated to family. She has always been there For me, and there is noother person who I would rather call “Mom”. You inspired these poems that I wrote.When I read these poems I think of you. Some of them things you has taught me, like Christdying and rising from the grave from “O come and See”. From “The Best and Worst of times” I think of you, because you’re always running around getting ready for guests. Everything alwayshas to be perfect. I added “O Death come, because you have always taught me that sin alwaysleads to a bitter end. I think of you when I read “Candle” because always appreciate, the smallestthings in life, even if they seem insignificant.The other theme in these poems that I see, are all the different time we had together some fun.Some that are so sad, that we couldn’t say anything. We had times of Joy and happiness.There were times of Admiration of even the smallest things, but through it all, you never stoppedLoving and caring for me.
  15. 15. To My MomI have created this dedication project for youYou have always been there for me, and I wantto show my appreciation. In these pages arethings I learned from you. I have been blessed tohave you as my mom.• This is something you can always remember me by when I’m out on my ownTHANK YOU!
  16. 16. My bibliography• Frost, Robert “The Road not taken”Mountain Interval Series New York, H. Holt andcompany 1921• Frost, Robert “ A Girls Garden”Mountain Interval Series New York, H. Holt andcompany 1921• Kipling, Rudyard “If” rewards and fairies 1910• Whitman, Walt “O Captain! My Captain!” Saturday Press 1865

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