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English Assignment- Poetry Anthology
2. Birds, Freedom and all That Shakespearean Sonnet A Sonnet, is a poetic form commonly used to convey love to another. Originating from Italy, the invention of the sonnet is credited to Giacomo De Lentini. Like Giacomos Petrarchan Sonnet, Shakespearean Sonnet (English Sonnet) is also written in Iambic Form but differs from the a-b-b-a pattern. Like some of Dantes Sonnets , the following Poem is not written in Iambic Pentameter, but follows Shakespeares Rhyme Scheme 3. Freedom, Birds and all That Bird, stand amid rancid ravenous man For man traverses, the still wake of dawn A city lies gloomy a constant span Every persons person, a players pawn ! In a city, sounds of monotone life Loft not through walls, but the tough skin of men A bird will y, free of the endless strife For a bird, has freedom of endless yen ! The world of us men, was once the world of bird Soaring, ying, free of rules and ruless rules A bird, a free verse, no word unheard Free of Sonnet form, one of endless jewels ! For until, such a time when men are birds We will be forever, a written word ! 4. Upon Looking Out Villanelle Poem A Villanelle, also known as a Villanesque is a French form of poetry, consisting of ve Tercets followed by a Quatrain. The Form relies on the repeated use of the last line of the 1st and 2nd Tercet. 5. Upon Looking Out A man sits at a table, ready to meet acclaim Pen, Quill, Paper and all Ready to spread, his once noble name ! He starts to write, his brain a lustrous ame The Sun starts to dance away Upon looking out, a once beautiful window frame ! With that comes sleep, thoughts of daring life Boheme Now, awakened, by birds singing their noble tune, he continues to write Ready to spread his once noble name ! A draft in hand, unique, not the same His work, one of a modernist, one of classic Upon looking out, a once beautiful window frame ! He leaves his desk, ready to enter fame Leaving Pen, Quill, Paper and all Ready to spread, his once noble name ! Now famous, now rich, forever changed He thinks back to his writing days Looking out a once beautiful window frame Ready to spread his once noble name 6. Put it in the History Book. Free Verse The Following Poem, was one I wrote quite awhile ago. For the use of this in my Anthology, Ive edited and made changes to it. It draws inspiration from Dr Suess and his use of comical rhyming. ! ! Please note: This is not a stab at this years speeches! It was written ages ago, and focuses on why words are so important and how they can change history. 7. Put it in the History Book. Perhaps I should tell you about animal abuse Why the guy sucks on Primenews Why you need to stop stealing all my Orange Juice Or how to write poetry like Dr Suess ! But please, I think we nd that all a bit boring Those topics that make you feel like snoring Because really speeches need no adoring ! I would tell you why your dad needs to cut down on the booze All the latest television news And OMG did you see his ugly tattoos ! No one really cares about your small town aairs Really all we want to do sit back on our chairs Play some Flappy Bird Say a curse word and get out of this theatre of absurd ! Speeches, we love them like Peaches NOT I would rather write an essay about a Philadelphia Pepper Pot Learn how to tie the gallant Windsor knot Please I rather learn how to take 750 basketball shots ! But look, here I am Standing before you like Im taking some Midterm Exam When really I would rather be a Oriental Yam 8. Put it in the History Book. Speeches why do we do them? Do I have to prove Im some transparent gem Or that I can explain to you the values of vitamin M ! Is it for a grade? A thing that will let me learn about the Seventh Crusade So I dont fail and run that South Iranian Military Blockade I dont want to end up working in that arcade ! I dont want to be a grumpy old maid Speeches arent for the grade Theyre simply a thing that have to be obeyed ! They are no longer a performance Something that simply that has to meet a level of conformance Every speech an underperformance ! Why dont we make things interesting? Speak about why you love the GC Why your favourite show is that musical glee Im quite a fan of Japanese angelica trees ! Its time to get out of the norm Let us no longer misinform Get out of the typical Sonata form ! Stop with the starting allegro Go teach Mr Montenegro Teach him how to create an ice storm And really treat this as an art form 9. Put it in the History book. Because the speech is used to persuade Simple words can stop the slave trade Create an air raid An inspire a generation of foreign aid ! Words will inspire Set things are Make people admire ! A man once said I had a dream Later he was shot downstream But left a great regime ! A war against the so called Light Cream Behind him left a violent stream A battle against the color scheme ! Words will inspire Make people admire ! Perhaps I should tell you about animal abuse Why the guy sucks on Primenews Why you need to stop stealing all my Orange Juice Or how to write Poetry like Dr Suess ! But really can we give it a break? 10. Freedom, Birds and all That Animated Poem https://www.youtube.com/ watch? v=qrTSLYC_gjA&feature=you tu.be 11. Katherine Manseld- 14th October 1888- 9th January 1933 Annotated Poem Fairy Tale- Kathrine Manseld 12. Katherine Mansfield Katherine Manseld, was a prominent New Zealand writer. Known for her unique modernist style, Katherine today is a widely celebrated Poet. Her Modernist styles were probably inspired from her time with D.H Lawrence when she lived in the United Kingdom. Manseld died of Tuberculosis in 1923. The following is one of her later, less popular works. 13. Commentary #1 Euphony- Euphony is a sound technique. Commonly used in Fairy Tales, Euphony is the art of using words that create sounds that are pleasant to the ear. Euphony is used throughout the Poem, in verses that are describing thematic elements that are pleasant. Euphony allows for the writer to bring across their ideas in a way that appeals more to senses, allowing for the text to come alive. Euphony relies on the repetitive use of consonants so words build upon each other. ! We can also see the use of Cacophony throughout the last half of the Poem. Cacophony, is the complete opposite of the Euphony whereas it focuses on creating dissonant sounds creating unpleasant feelings when unpleasant feelings are happening.! Both are extremely important devices for enforcing the other devices in the Poem that already focus on portraying imagery. 14. Commentary #2 Use of Full Stops- Each Quatrain throughout the Poem ends with a full stop allowing for clarity in the separation of ideas throughout the Poem. Of course the use of Full Stops, is used along with Enjambment, meaning each Quatrain is actually a sentence. Its interesting how clearly you can see, the Introduction, Problem, Solution, End form when this technique is put into place. ! Perhaps more interesting than that, is how at the end of the poem Manseld, does not end the Poem with a full- stop when every other Quatrain does. I think this is not the end of the story, and Manseld wants us to think of our own ending using the material she has given us. I nd the Poem unique because of this, considering most, if not all traditional Fairy Tales make a clear ending that is traditionally happy. While this Poem does not have a necessarily happy ending, it does leave the reader with a feeling of sadness and mystery not in seen in other Poems. For a Poem that is trying to portray such a traditional story form, she does seem to put her own twist on it. 15. Commentary #3 Rhyme Pattern- Throughout the Poem, one of the only things that is constant is its rhyme scheme. The patterns follows a simple, ABCB form meaning only the 2nd and 4th lines rhyme. While some of the Rhymes are only half rhymes, it is the only constant technique throughout the poem. ! A Rhyme pattern almost seems denite in a Fairy Tale. Not because, its in poetic form, but because rhyme adds to the charm of Fairy Tales. It allows for the Poem to ow. With Rhyme, the Poem does feel like it does have a steady rhythm which is quite important. ! Another interesting thing to note is, that Manseld does seem to have the more important material in the lines that do not rhyme. I think she does to rst, distinguish the subject matter of the Quatrain, and she then uses the lines that do Rhyme to then further describe that subject. 16. Personal Response Overall, I really like this Poem. Its not my rst time approaching a Manseld Poem, and this seems very different from her other works. I love the style and the unique story she tells. Its very light, yet details with some hidden thematic material which is very interesting. I love the ow of the Poem, and how its rhyming structure does tie off each Quatrain very nicely. My favourite thing about the Poem as a whole is its wonderful ending and how it does leave a sense of mystery at its conclusion.! I also found the Poem very reminiscent of Disneys recent Academy Award winning lm Frozen. Many of the plot elements seen in the Poem certainly t Frozens plot. I did further research, and it turns out one of the writers of the lm did gather inspiration from Poetry. ! My teacher did mention how it did seem very similar to Robert Louis Stevensons works. I did further research, and it did remind a lot specically in the way his Poems rhyme. 17. The End Now that youve nished marking yet another Poetry Anthology, please take a break and delight in this charming literature pun. Why does Shakespeare not like pens?! He nds them confusing. 2B or not 2B?! ! !