Lane's poems and essay
the 7th grade poetry project
shake it off and go to first
pop the sound of the ball hitting the a glove
ump calls strike three
you see the batters face
he looks like a time bomb about to go off
your the pitcher you throw some heat
whoop pop a swing and a miss
you throw a curve
its going so slow its like a underhanded bean bag toss
crack it sounds like a crash
back back back its a catch for three outs you win
I hate poems
and poems are all music
but i listen to my music
and then to their poems
and when i think about it
i really don't see anything the same
i like my music and things like that
but not poems
poems are like eating a wet sandwich
i just really don't like poems
because you get hit real hard
i just shake my head and say that's sad
so you get hit you must fight for every yard
quarterback says ready set
on defense hit the guy with the ball
on offense you must let the receiver get a L.E.T
he must not fall
go score a touchdown
kick a field goal through the goal post
if you miss its such a letdown
you kick the returners toast
footballs a simple game made hard by coaches
in the locker room you must avoid the roaches
poetry analysis - the analysis of baseball by May Swenson
May Swenson uses personification and onomatopoeia to help make the poem “The Analysis of Baseball” interesting to the reader and the audience. The meaning of the poem I think is to tell another person how to play the game of baseball.
She uses personification to help truly tell or to create a better understanding of the game for the reader. Like she says “the bat groans as it gets dropped in the dirt”. It tells you that it sounds like it is groaning when it hits the ground.
She onomatopoeia to help describe the sounds like it is groaning when it hits the ground.
She uses onomatopoeia to help describe the sounds of the game. She uses words such as thud, POW, dud, thwack, to show the sounds of the baseball game in a more understandable way. She uses no rhyme at all in this poem because it is not needed to describe the game.
The figurative language she use in the poem helps to make it an easier game to understand if see didn't the poem would be very dull and would not be near as good in my opinion.
In conclusion the figurative language helps make the poem much better. I think the meaning of the poem is to help someone who has not heard of or played baseball to understand the game in a simpler way then just here let me tell you how to play.