English 1 Honors Poetry Project

Chelsea Lucas

The Meadow

Half the day lost, staring (A)
at this window. I wanted to know (B)
just one true thing (C)

about the soul, but I left thinking (D)
for thought, and now (E)
two inches of snow have fallen (F)

over the meadow. Where did I go, (G)
how long was I out looking (H)
for you?, who would never leave me, (I)
my withness, my here. (J)


By Kate Knapp Johnson

Free Verse

Tone

The tone of this poem would be calm because, the author doesn't show any acts of anger or violence. Throughout the poem the author sounds calm and gentle even though she is upset that she has wasted time searching for something that wasn't there.

Theme

The theme of this poem would be not to let your life pass you by, live your life to its fullest. "But I left thinking for thought, and now two inches of snow have fallen." This quote makes me think that the author waited around longer than she thought and it took a big chunk out of her life. "Where did I go, how long was I out looking for you?" This quote makes me think that the author spent to much time focusing on one thing in her life.

Wasting

I wish for more hours (A)
in the day (B)
the week (C)
the month (D)
the year (E)

yet so many more hours (A)
are (F)

wasted (G)


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Tone

The tone of this poem would be wishful, because the author is wishing for a longer life because he/she has wasted their life away.

Theme

The theme of this poem would be, "There are only so many hours in a day." "I wish for more hours in the day." This quote makes me think that the author wants to have more time of his or her life to do things. "Yet so many hours are wasted." This quote makes me think that the author doesn't like wasting time.