A Girl Named Disaster

Poetry

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By: Trishula Patel

This poem is about the real Africa, even though it's run down and full of poverty from the outside. The real Africa is full of love and generous people. This is the Africa Nhamo sees. She doesn't believe in scary and harmful only kindness and generosity. On page 218 Nhamo is trying to figure out why people would want to hurt her. It says, " Nhamo sat down in dismay. What shoulders? Why would anyone shot her?" Nhamo is used to a friendly Africa where she calls home.
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By: Blaise Pascal

This poem makes me think of. A Girl Named Disaster because while she is lost she adapts to the lifestyle and accepts the fact that she is lost. Nhamo learns to work with the land and the animals on whatever island she ends up on. On page 167 Nhamo is adapting to using the land, "Nhamo was unable to find large patches of soil but she found many small ones. " Nhamo found ways to garden even when it's impossible.
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By: John Keats

This poems makes me think of Nhamo and her relation with her mom. Nhamo misses her mom. She wishes she could have had more time with her but even if she could have three full days she would be happy. On page 207, it says, " They glared up briefly, caught the paper, and burned it to ashes before Nhamo even got close." Nhamo looses the last reminder of her mom in this chapter. Nhamo is saddened and wants more time but is glad with the time she got with her mom.

Disaster By:Annabel Pittman

Disaster child

She always causes trouble

Nhamo fixes things


This poem is about Nhamo. Nhamo menans disaster where she is from. She always seems to be causing problems even when it's an accident she is kind of prone to disasters. However Nhamo seems to know when to fix her mistakes. In the book A Girl Named Disaster it shows Nhamo making many mistakes. On page, 166 it says, " 'You horrible creature' she yelled. 'Why aren't you dead like you're supposed to be.'" This shows that she doesn't get along with other creatures and she upsets many of them.

Nhamo Never Needs Help By:Annabel Pittman

Nhamo never needs help

She is like a wolf alone and strong

Nhamo never needs help

A wolf is not wrong

Nhamo never needs help

Her dreams are as big as the ocean

Nhamo never needs help

She runs from the witches and their potions

Nhamo never needs help

She is caring and brave

Nhamo never needs help

She hides away in a cave

Nhamo never needs help

Finding her family with bumps along the way

Nhamo never needs help

Searching around all day

Nhamo never needs help

Finding friends and making memories

Nhamo never needs help

Well maybe sometimes


In this poem it potrays Nhamo as a strong and independent lady who can do things on her own. Nhamo is a brave soul who can get through anything. I know this because on page 211 when it says, " Nhamo's first chore, as soon as darkness lifted, was to get water." She can take care of herself on her own. The five poetry terms I represented in my poem were; alliteration, repetition, metaphor, simile, and repitition.