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POETRY IN MOTION Poetry is found everywhere in our lives. It serves as the basis for everyday things, such as the lyrics in the music that we listen.

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3 Poetry is found everywhere in our lives. It serves as the basis for everyday things, such as the lyrics in the music that we listen to. It is a kind of creative outlet used to express emotions that we might not be able to otherwise. Language in poetry is carefully chosen to evoke specific emotions within the reader, and make him or her feel a certain way. Most importantly, poetry allows the author to choose words, that upon first glance, can appear to have one meaning, but once reread, can have a meaning that is much deeper.

4 Selected Poems Click on the poem title to read each poem 1.“One Perfect Rose”“One Perfect Rose” 2. “ Fifteen”“ Fifteen” 3. “Confused”“Confused” 4. “ Noise Day”“ Noise Day” 5. “Road Not Taken”“Road Not Taken” 6. “Crimson Dawn”“Crimson Dawn” 7. “Dreams” “Dreams”

5 One Perfect Rose by Dorothy Parker A single flow’r he sent me since we metmet All tenderly his messenger he chose; Deep-hearted, pure with scented dew still wet One perfect rose. I knew the language of the floweret; “My fragile leaves,” it said’ “his heart enclose.” Love long has taken from his amulet One perfect rose Why is it no one ever sent me yet One perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it’s always just my luck to get One perfect rose. Click to return to poem list Click on the highlighted words to learn more!

6 Rhyme A similarity of sounds of two or more words, esp. at the ends of lines of poetry The use of rhyme adds rhythm to the poem, and it adds to the humor that is intended. Return to poem

7 Use of sensory images Of or pertaining to the senses The use of sensory images in the poem implies that the speaker holds the key to his heart. Return to poem

8 Ends on a sarcastic note The use of keenly ironic or scornful remarks- dry humor Sarcasm is used as an end note to show the speaker’s dissatisfaction with what she has been given- just one perfect rose. Return to poem

9 Fifteen By William Stafford South of the Bridge on Seventeenth 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. I was fifteen.I was fifteen. I admired all the pulsing gleamI admired all the pulsing gleam, the Shiny flanks, the demure headlights Fringed where it lay; I led it gently to the road and stood with that Companion, ready friendly. I was fifteen. We could find the end of the road, meet The sky on out Seventeenth. I thought about Hills, and patting the handle go back a Confident opinion. On the bridge we indulges a forward feeling, a tremble. I was fifteen. Thinking, back farther in the grass I found the owner, just coming to, Where he had flipped over th rail. He had blood on his hand, was pale- I helped him walk to his machine. He ran his hand Over it, called me good man, roared away.called me good man, I stood there, fifteen Click on the highlighted words to learn more! Click to return to poem list

10 Repetition Ideas or elements that recur throughout the poem. The narrator uses the phrase “I was fifteen” to emphasize the point that he was so young, but was still able to give help to those in need. Return to poem

11 Ironic Twist The opposite of what you expect occurs in the poem The narrator of “Fifteen” is only fifteen years old, and perhaps not mature enough to handle the situation he is in, however, the owner of the motorcycle calls him “ good man”. Return to poem

12 Personification Giving human qualities to an inanimate object. The narrator describes the motorcycle with words such as “demure” that could be used to describe a person. Return to poem

13 Dreams By Langston Hughes Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow. Click on the highlighted words to learn more! Click to return to poem list

14 Metaphors The comparison of two things in a word or phrase without like or as The author uses the comparison of life without dreams to a broken- winged bird and a barren field. Return to poem To Conclusion

15 Noise Day By Shel Silverstein Let’s have one day for girls and boyes When you can make the grandiest noises. Screech, scream, holler, and yell- Buzz a buzzer, clang a bellBuzz a buzzer, clang a bell, Sneeze-hiccup-whistle- shout. Laugh until your lungs wear out. Toot a whistle, kick a can. Bang a spoon against a pan. Sing, yodel, bellow, hum, Blow a horn, beat a drum, Rattle a window, slam a door, Scrape a rake across the floor, Use a drill, drive a nail, Turn the hose on the garage pail, Shout Yahoo- Hurrah-Hooray, Turn up the music all the way, Try and bounce your bowling ball, Ride a skateboard to the wall, Chomp your food with a smack and a slurp, Chew-chomp-hiccup-burp. One day a year do all these things, The rest of the days-be quiet please. Click on the highlighted words to learn more! Click to return to poem list

16 Onomatopoeia The formation of a word by imitation of the natural sound associated with the object involved. When you hear the word it reminds you of the sound it’s imitating. Return to poem

17 Rhythm The flow or movement characterized by regular occurrences as a specific beat It is more appealing to the reader especially when it seems musical with the use of rhyming. Return to poem

18 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 under growth; Then took the other, just as fair And having perhaps the better claim Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Thought as for that, the passing there Has worn them really about the same, And both that morning equally lay In the leaves no step has trodden black. Oh, I kept the first foe another day! Yet knowing how way leads onto 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 yellow wood, and I- I took the one less traveled byI took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost Click on the highlighted words to learn more! Click to return to poem list

19 Symbolism The representation of things by use of symbols- something that stands for something else. The roads are representative of his decisions in life and what will happen to him when he chooses one to travel. He wishes he could see what the outcome would be of both roads Return to poem

20 Has a Theme A recurring, unifying subject or idea The poem is comparing our decisions in life to roads that is occurring over and over throughout the poem. Return to poem

21 The Crimson Dawn By Percy Bysshe Shelley The point of one white star is quivering stillquivering still Deep in the orange light of widening morn Beyond the purple mountains: thro; a chasm Of wind-divided mist the darker lakewind-divided mist Reflects it: now it wanes: it gleams again As the waves fade, and as the burning threads Of woven cloud unravel in pale air: ‘Tis lost! And thro; yon peaks of cloudlike snow The roseate sunlight quivers: hear I not The Aeolian music of her sea-queen plumes Winnowing the crimson dawn? Click on the highlighted words to learn more! Click to return to poem list

22 Descriptive Adjectives Descriptive adjectives make the poem more appealing to the reader. Descriptive adjectives are used in a poem to give a more exact picture in the readers mind. In “Crimson Dawn” Shelley explains mist being ‘divided’ by the wind, and the ‘woven’ clouds being unraveled. Return to poem

23 Oxymoron Words with opposite meanings are combined for example bittersweet. An oxymoron uses opposite meaning words to convey something kind of impossible. In “Crimson Dawn”, Shelley uses an oxymoron “quivering still” speaking of the stars. Return to poem

24 Poetry is a way to express how we feel and even what we wish to accomplish. Poetry is written all over the world in every different language about anything the writer may feel or think about. Poems use many devices such as sensory images, repetition, and the use of metaphors. Poetry allows the author to put into words how they feel and think on any subject they choose. Poetry is everywhere and about everything imaginable. Poetry is who we are and a way to express ourselves.

25 Confused My knees start to shake, When you’re in sight. My mind is filled with wonder, My heart with fright. When will this feeling stop? When did it start? How can I listen to my mind, Without breaking my heart? I’m so confused. What should I do? I can’t think of anything, Except you. Should I ignore you, Or just give it time? I can’t think straight, My heart controls my mind. Click on the highlighted words to learn more! Return to poem

26 Poses a Question The reader is able to answer the question for themselves based on previous experiences. The author of the poem “confused” asks the reader a question so that the reader will think in depth about what they are saying. Return to poem

27 Displays and evokes emotion Calls forth emotion; the reader is able to relate to the poem and the emotions expressed by the author. The author of “Confused” expressed their emotions in such a way that helps you to understand and relate to their feelings. Return to poem


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