Poetry Portfolio

Sophie Latch

1. Blockout Poem

Celeb

Powder-blue mini skirt

White T-shirt

Quietly slipped into the country

Shot at and snapped at

Celeb

2. Cinquain

Rainforest

Rainforest

Misty, green

Animals, trees, leaves

A tropical adventure

Adventure

3. Colour Poem

Yellow

Yellow

Lemons, brick road, rubber duck

Light, soft, touch

Yellow

4. Limericks

Polka Dots

There once was a polka dot

Who liked to poke a lot

He poked all day

In sun or rain

And became a runny splot

Vego's

There once was a vegetarian

Who was a librarian

He ate only books with

Sauce by Smith

Oh, he was such a barbarian!

5. Poem

The ADHS corridor

The horror was staring me straight in the eye

The teacher asks me a question but I'm tongue - tied

Scared of what would happened next

Brrrring! it goes the rush is on, I grab my phone to text...

I'm doing it I really am

But oh no, on the stairs is a traffic jam!

I stay, stuck still

Like a girl sardine in a tin of school

6. Metaphor Appreciation

Ozymandias

I met a traveller from an antique land
Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone
Stand in the desert. Near them on the sand,
Half sunk, a shatter'd visage lies, whose frown
And wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command
Tell that its sculptor well those passions read
Which yet survive, stamp'd on these lifeless things,
The hand that mock'd them and the heart that fed.
And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains: round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

Appreciation

Subject :

The story being told is that Ozymandias is a tyrant who only thinks of himself.

Purpose:

The writer wants you to understand that tyrants like Ozymandias fall and nothing remains.

Emotion:

The mood the writer wants to communicate is a quiet, scary mood in which Ozymandias rules.

Structure: Does the poem have a regular rhyme sequence in each stanza?

It has a regular rhyme sequence in the first and last 4 lines.

Language: Does the poem use vivid or dull/calm words? Give egs

The poem uses vivid and dull words. E.g Vivid - shattered, wrinkled lip. Dull words - bare, boundless.

Imagery: Are there personifications, metaphors, similes or symbols?

There are metaphors all through the poem.

Sounds: Does the poem use onomatopoeia, alliteration or assonance?

There is some alliteration and some assonance.

Summary: What is the impact and how successful is this poem?

The poem was very meaningful as it was saying how all tyrants would come down one day. It stood out to me because of the metaphors used to describe Ozymandias.

Pop Culture - Titanium

I'm bulletproof, nothing to lose
Fire away, fire away
Ricochet, you take your aim
Fire away, fire away
You shoot me down but I won't fall
I am titanium
You shoot me down but I won't fall
I am titanium
David Guetta - Titanium ft. Sia (Official Video)

7. Personification Appreciation

Daffodils

I wandered lonely as a cloud

That floats on high o'er vales and hills,

When all at once I saw a crowd,

A host, of golden daffodils;

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,

Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.


Continuous as the stars that shine

And twinkle on the milky way,

They stretched in never-ending line

Along the margin of a bay:

Ten thousand saw I at a glance,

Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.


The waves beside them danced; but they

Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:

A poet could not but be gay,

In such a jocund company:

I gazed—and gazed—but little thought

What wealth the show to me had brought:


For oft, when on my couch I lie

In vacant or in pensive mood,

They flash upon that inward eye

Which is the bliss of solitude;

And then my heart with pleasure fills,

And dances with the daffodils.

Appreciation

Subject :

The story being told is he was dreaming of lots of dancing daffodils and how they are in his heart.

Purpose:

The writer wants you to understand that the daffodils were very beautiful and that the character was feeling happy and joyful.

Emotion:

The mood the writer wants to communicate is a happy, walking on air mood.

Structure: Does the poem have a regular rhyme sequence in each stanza?

The rhyme sequence is A,B,A,B,C,C. (in each stanza).

Language: Does the poem use vivid or dull/calm words? Give egs

I think the words are vivid, they seem really happy and make it seem that way too.

Imagery: Are there personifications, metaphors, similes or symbols?

There is personification - how he brings the daffodils to life and how they dance. There is some metaphors describing how the daffodils twinkle like the stars.

Sounds: Does the poem use onomatopoeia, alliteration or assonance?

It uses alliteration in the last line - "And dance with the daffodils".

Summary: What is the impact and how successful is this poem?

The impact of this poem is that the author is very happy and dreaming of daffodils. This stood out to me because the first line was really expressive and captured my eye.

Pop culture - Thriller

You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You're paralyzed
'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike
Michael Jackson - Thriller (Remastered Audio)

8. Simile Appreciation

Sonnet CXXX

My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;

Coral is far more red, than her lips red:
If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun;
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound:
I grant I never saw a goddess go,
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet by heaven, I think my love as rare,
As any she belied with false compare.

Appreciation

Subject :

Shakespeare is describing how his mistress is very ugly and no where near perfect in anyway! But how he still loves her.

Purpose:

The writer wants you to understand that you can love someone even if they aren't perfect.

Emotion:

The mood the writer wants to communicate is a

Structure: Does the poem have a regular rhyme sequence in each stanza?

Yes it does it is A,B,A,B,C,D,C,D,E,F,E,F,G,G.

Language: Does the poem use vivid or dull/calm words? Give egs

This poem calm words such as treads,

Imagery: Are there personifications, metaphors, similes or symbols?

This poem has lots of similes which Shakespeare uses to describe how awful his misteris is.

Sounds: Does the poem use onomatopoeia, alliteration or assonance?

I don't think there is any of the above.

Summary: What is the impact and how successful is this poem?

The impact of this poem is that looks don't matter and you can love someone for love. The poem stood out to me because the way Shakespeare describes his mistress.

Pop culture - Blank Space

New money, suit and tie
I can read you like a magazine
Ain't it funny rumors fly
And I know you heard about me
So hey, let's be friends
Taylor Swift - Blank Space

9. Onomatopea Appreciation

Fossils

At midnight in the museum hall,
The fossils gathered for a ball,
There were no drums or saxophones,
But just the clatter of their bones,
Rolling, rattling carefree circus,
Of mammoth polkas and mazurkas,
Pterodactyls and brontosauruses
Sang ghostly prehistoric choruses,
Amid the mastodonic wassail
I caught the eye of one small fossil,
“Cheer up sad world,” he said and winked,
“It’s kind of fun to be extinct.”

Appreciation

Subject :

The story being told is that all the fossils in a museum one night come to life and have a ball.

Purpose:

The writer wants you to understand that the fossils enjoyed being extinct and were having fun at the ball.

Emotion:

The mood the writer wants to communicate is a happy party/ball.

Structure: Does the poem have a regular rhyme sequence in each stanza?

This poem has a A,A,B,B sequence.

Language: Does the poem use vivid or dull/calm words? Give egs

I think it uses vivid words that express the happy, party mood of the fossil ball.

Imagery: Are there personifications, metaphors, similes or symbols?

There is personification (the fossils coming to life).

Sounds: Does the poem use onomatopoeia, alliteration or assonance?

The poem uses some onomatopoeia and alliteration once (rolling, rattling).

Summary: What is the impact and how successful is this poem?

This poem shows that even if they were extinct, the fossils were having fun. The poem stood out to me because of the way the author used personification as the main story.

Pop culture - Bang Bang

Bang bang into the room (I know ya want it)
Bang bang all over you (I'll let ya have it)
Wait a minute lemme take you there (ah)
Wait a minute till ya (ah)
Bang bang there goes your heart (I know ya want it)
Back, back seat of my car (I'll let ya have it)
Wait a minute lemme take you there (ah)
Wait a minute till ya (ah)
Jessie J, Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj - Bang Bang ft. Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj

10. Alliteration Appreciation

The Raven (snippet)

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, and nothing more.'

Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; - vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow - sorrow for the lost Lenore -
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore -
Nameless here for evermore.

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me - filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
`'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door -
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; -
This it is, and nothing more,'

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
`Sir,' said I, `or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you' - here I opened wide the door; -
Darkness there, and nothing more.

Appreciation

Subject :

The story being told is this man was napping when he heard a tapping noise at his door. He went to his door and there was no one there.

Purpose:

The writer wants you to understand that the man was scared and that he was trying to overcome the fear of the noise.

Emotion:

The mood the writer wants to communicate is a sacred, curious, eager kind of mood.

Structure: Does the poem have a regular rhyme sequence in each stanza?

The rhyme sequence is A,B,C,B,B,B. It is used in each stanza.

Language: Does the poem use vivid or dull/calm words? Give egs

I think it uses calm words such as faintly, gently and scarce.

Imagery: Are there personifications, metaphors, similes or symbols?

I cannot see any of the above.

Sounds: Does the poem use onomatopoeia, alliteration or assonance?

There is lots of alliteration and onomatopoeia.

Summary: What is the impact and how successful is this poem?

The impact is that there was nothing at the door yet there was that haunting tapping noise, the man was afraid and kept trying to soothe himself. The poem stood out to me by the way the author used onomatopoeia and repetition to really capture the noise of the raven and how scared the man was.

Pop Culture - Bad Blood

'Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
You know it used to be mad love
So take a look what you've done
'Cause, baby, now we got bad blood
Taylor Swift - Bad Blood ft. Kendrick Lamar