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using or containing a non-literal sense of a word or words
a figure of speech that draws a comparison between two different things, especially a phrase containing the word "like" or "as," Metaphor a figure of speech that draws a comparison between
To all the mothers of the world Happy Mothers Day
Baseball Baseball is a new world Baseball is the king of the diamond Baseball is like power and emotion together A new Baseball is like the beginning of a new life Baseball is the new world Baseball is made like a checkpoint A spot to start over from
Table of Contents What is poetry? Figurative language Simile and Metaphor Symbol Onomatopoeia Imagery Sonnet Free Verse Apostrophe Persona Harlem Renaissance Pantoum Haiku and Tanka About the Author
Literary works written in verse, in particular verse writing of high quality, great beauty, emotional sincerity or intensity, or profound insight.
What is Poetry?
Pantoum- Typically made up of two rhyming couplets that were recited or song. Composed of four line stanzas (quatrains) in which the second and fourth lines of each stanza serve as the first and third lines of the next stanza. The last line of a Pantoum is often the same as the first. The ending stanza repeats the second and fourth lines of the previous stanza and also repeats the third line of the first stanza as its second line and the first line of the first stanza as its fourth. Line 1 Line 2
Line 3 Line 4 Line 2 Line 6 Line 4 Line 8 Line 6 Line 3 Line 8 Line 1 Game Time The game will soon be over Victory is getting closer Winning will last forever This will hurt forever Victory is getting closer That·s what the coach told her This will hurt forever Losing is the worst That·s what the coach told her Winning will last forever Losing is the worst
The game will soon be over
passage in which an absent or imaginary person or an abstract or inanimate entity is addressed directly
Oh Basketball Don·t you get tired from all the bouncing? I am sorry for all the pain I caused you If I could have only put in the net I am sorry for all the sweat I put on you All the dirt that you part on my hands All the dirt that you put on my shirt All the pain we bring to each other Don·t you get tired of all the dirt? That appears when you bounce on the floor
First I start with the grains Wheat, corn Rye, oats, and barley Next are the fruits Apples, pears Peaches, cranberries Pineapples, oranges
The speaker/narrator in the poem who may or may not be associated with the author of the poem
The Life Waking up 5:30 in the morning Eating eggs bacon, and toasted wheat bread I have two kids a boy and a girl And a beautiful lovely wife Now its 6:30 am Time to get to work The kids are off to school As my wife checks on her garden As time goes on I check on the animals one by one The cows, the pigs, and the horses Next I check on the crops
Haiku & Tanka Haiku - A poem that is usually focused on nature. The poem expresses a single feeling or impression. It contains three lines that do not rhyme. The syllables are traditionally broken done so that the first line is five syllables long, the second line is seven syllables long, and the third/last line is five syllables long Tanka - A poem that is five lines long. The first and third lines are composed of five syllables and the second, fourth, and fifth lines have seven syllables
LO.LI The love of a girl The belief of her life now Which shall last forever? SHE There goes my baby She is a homerun hitter So fine I can·t believe US Today we will live Tomorrow we will live see I promise you Kay Take a breath one at a time And we live you will see THAT NIGHT Today is the day Sunday is the beginning Today I will be Loving everything you do Forgive me for what I do Black Arts Movement A form of poetry that was used to inform people mostly African Americans that they can be the ones to change things.
Poets that have been part of the Black Arts Movement is Shaking My Head Drip Drop Drip Drop goes the water in the morning Drip Drop Drip Drop Goes the water in the afternoon The craze of people running to work The craze of people running home How many African-Americans do you see? Very little How many whites do you see? Lots What can we do about it? Lots What do we do about it? Very Little Drip Drop Drip Drop What did we achieve? Drip Drop Drip Drop Nothing compared to what I believe Harlem Renaissance (Including Key Writers) The Harlem renaissance helped to redefine African Americans through writing, poetry, music, dancing, and painting. Key writers of this time were Claude McKay and Langston Hughes who wrote poetry. Harlem Renaissance: Dancing around as happy as can be Short skirts, High heels As happy as you and me Bobbed hair A smile that gives a glare Prohibition can·t drink no beer But they didn·t care
Imagery used to help describe something using the five senses (site, smell, taste, touch, and hearing) Summers Day Hanging out after school On the hat summer day Playing basketball Just to hear the swish
Feeling the seems of the ball As I shoot and dribble The smell of sweat As we run up and down Seeing the ball go through the basket While playing one on one The taste of victory At the end of the game This is the story Of a hot summer game
Goes the birds outside Roar Goes my stomach before I eat Zipp Goes my sweater as I get ready to leave
About the author Onomatopoeia
the formation or use of words that imitate the sound associated with something
My morning Beep Beep Beep Goes the phone as it wakes me up Blang Bhang As my mother leaves the house Goes the water as I get in the shower Tweet tweet
Ronald Lashley is a student at Benjamin Banneker Academy and plays for the baseball team. This is the first poetry Chapbook that he has written.
All these-All the cursing and running I am able to See, Hear, and Believe And later on achieve the dreams of these
something that stands for or represents something else, especially an object representing an abstraction
Free Verse Poetry without fixed pattern of meter, rhythm or rhythms, but which instead exhibits its own natural rhythms, sound patterns and principles of form I see here I sit and look out seeing the blooming trees I hear the wind blowing through the leaves Then they fall down I see people sitting on the benches talking I see kids running around bouncing and throwing basketballs I mark the day where it is warm and The streets are clear I observe kids dehydrating because of all the Running they did I observe the adults talking loud while using Curses in front of the kids
Round Maybe orange or white They both are balls One bounces when it falls White with red seams Has a friend called the glove Enemy called the bat In this sport you wear a cap Orange with black seams You can play all year long You can score one for free Three from the arc And two inside the arc
Neither is winning, remember the name Double A, call me for a pick-up game
Sonnet a short poem with 14 lines, usually ten-syllable rhyming lines, divided into two, three, or four sections. There are many rhyming patterns for sonnets, and they are usually written in iambic pentameter. Rhyme scheme of ABAB/CDCD/EFEF/GG Me and Basketball Don·t worry if we don·t win the jump ball I·ll get it back; I·ll pick your man·s pockets Count all my shots taken, I sunk them all Call me T-Mac from the Houston Rockets With flicks of the wrist all you hear is swish If not ill grab the rebound like Yao Ming Or give a no look and dish an assist Tally it, because scorings not a thing Give me the ball because the time will tick I don·t need a mark in the loss column And if a pick comes, there·s no need to switch I have heart, Defense isn·t a problem