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Nikki Menig

Nov/8/16
Creative Writing
Our Friendship throughout the years
Thinking back to the first year,
you decided to talk to me;
I did not know I’d come to hold you so dear;
I can not believe I didn't have to plea.
My social skills are not the best,
But they didn’t faze you, which put my nerves to rest.
You made a joke about your sweat,
It made me laugh so hard, I had no breath.
Back then, I would have never bet,
That the type friendship that we would erect
Would be so grand. Words can not not describe
The joy that is so divine.
Thinking back to the second year,
I’m now thankful for the way you act;
you make the world seem clear.
I’m always so happy at the fact,
That even though it went by in a flash
My memories of our second year will forever last.
Geometry was the class I mostly remember;
You made each day more bearable,
I wish it could have lasted forever;
My day would always start off less terrible.
Biology was another class we had together
And you kept it from being a disaster.
This will be the third year,
And I sincerely hope it won't be the last.
I’m astonished of how you made the world seem clear;
Everything feels like it's going to fast.
Even so, I’m always so amazed at the fact,
At how you, in my life, have made a big impact.
CATEGORY

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Structure Rhythm/Meter

Rhythm and meter
are consistent
throughout poem.

Poet strays from
rhythm and meter
only once or twice.

Poet strays from
rhythm and meter
three to five times.

There is no
apparent attempt
at rhythm and
meter

Structure Rhyme Scheme

Rhyme scheme is
consistent
throughout poem.

Poet strays from
rhyme scheme
only once or twice.

Poet strays from
rhyme scheme
three to five times.

There is no
apparent attempt
at rhyme scheme

Creativity Imagery

The poem contains
many creative
details and/or
descriptions that
contribute to the
reader's
enjoyment. The
poet has really
used his/her
imagination.
Poet effectively
uses figurative
language to create
an image, feeling,
or an emotion.

The poem contains
a few creative
details and/or
descriptions that
contribute to the
reader's
enjoyment. The
poet has used
his/her
imagination.
Poet uses
figurative language
to create an image,
feeling, or emotion.

The poem contains
a few creative
details and/or
descriptions, but
they distract from
the story. The poet
has tried to use his
imagination.

There is little
evidence of
creativity in the
poem. The poet
does not seem to
have used much
imagination.

Poet uses
figurative
language, but it is
ineffective or
distracting.

Poet does not use
figurative
language.

Poet effectively
uses sound
devices to create
an image, feeling
or emotion.

Poet uses sound
devices to create
an image, feeling,
or emotion.

Poet uses sound
devices, but it is
ineffective or
distracting.

Poet does not use
sound devices.

Focus

The poet remains
on focus
throughout the
entire poem.

The poet strays
from the subject
only once or twice.

The poet strays
from the subject
three to five times.

The poet does not
stay on topic. The
poet loses focus of
the subject.

Conventions
(Spelling,
Punctuation,
Grammar

There are no
convention errors
in the final draft.

There are 1-2
convention errors
in the final draft.

There are 3-4
convention errors
in the final draft.

The final draft has
more than 4 errors
in convention

Poetic
Language –
Figurative
Language
(simile, metaphor,
personification,
hyperbole)

Poetic
Language –
Sound Devices
(onomatopoeia,
repetition,
alliteration,
assonance,
consonance)

Comments:

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