Poetry Portfolio

By Anthony Barancewicz

Block out poem.

End victory, experience, youth,

greater control,

composure won,

nail-biting champion,

balance,

demise,

dominant lessons learned,

painful errors begged.

Dylan Thomas 'Gentle into the night'

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

'Gentle into the Night' Analysis

Subject: His father is dying and he is trying to say don't die, live as long as you can.

Purpose: People shouldn't accept death.

Emotion: Determination.

Craftsmanship: Structure: It has a regular rhyme sequence of A,B,A.

Language: It uses a lot of calm words in a powerful way.

Imagery: This poem was not strong on imagery.

Sounds: This poem used no onomatopoeia, alliteration or assonance.

Summary: It was a strong poem with a lot of meaning.

Chair Cinquain

Chair,

Comfy, lazy,

Barricading, sitting, working,

Chairs are for relaxing,

Seat.

Blue

Blue,

Sky, ocean, eyes,

Depression, cold, fear,

Blue.

Roller coaster

The rejected, rolling, rickety rollercoaster rumbles with rage,

with rust and fading paint on it's tracks,

it is a matter of time until it tumbles because of age,

like a man falling down stairs who needs to lay of the snacks.

Clive Palmer

There once was a man named Clive Palmer,

who could not learn to be calmer,

he got into parliament,

and made lots of fun of it,

and mistook Mr Abbott as his lama.

Tony Ricket

There once was a man called Tony Ricket,

who once ran through a thicket,

he ran away,

to keep a plane at bay,

for he had forgot his airline ticket.

Ozymandias Analysis

Subject: It's about a fallen kingdom and a giant crumbling statue.

Purpose: Its purpose is to say no matter how important you are you won't always be that way.

Emotion: It is very passionate and a bit cryptic at the start.

Structure: It has a A,B,A,B rhyme sequence.

Language: It uses very strong words.

Imagery: This poem gave a strong sense of the crumbling statue in a desert.

Sounds: This poem used no onomatopoeia, alliteration or assonance.

Summary: It is a strong poem about a once all-powerful king whose only legacy is a crumbling statue in an abandon desert.

Katie Perry's Firework

This has a metaphor 'You're a firework'.

'Daffodils' Analysis

Subject: This poem is about a man appreciating the thousands of daffodils.

Purpose: It is trying to make people appreciate the daffodils.

Emotion: This poem has a happy vibe.

Structure: It has an A,B,A,B rhyme sequence.

Language: This uses positive words very well.

Imagery: This gives me a view of thousands of daffodils swaying in the breeze.

Sounds: This poem used no onomatopoeia, alliteration or assonance.

Summary: This is a well written poem about man who dreams of fields of daffodils.

Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

This song describes horror like this 'You start to freeze as horror looks you between the eyes'.

Sonnet CXXX Analysis

Subject: This is about William Shakespeare's wife.

Purpose: It is saying not everyone has to be perfect to be important or cared about.

Emotion: It is a very negative vibe.

Structure: It has an A,B,A,B regular rhyme sequence with a rhyming couplet at the end.

Language: It uses some very strong and weak words although they are used well.

Imagery: It gives the image of a far from perfect woman.

Sounds: This poem used no onomatopoeia, alliteration or assonance.

Summary: This is a powerful poem about an imperfect woman who is still loved.

Bon Jovi's 'It's My Life'

Bon Jovi uses this metaphor in his song 'It's my Life' "My heart is like an open highway".

Fossils Analysis

Subject: It is a poem about all the fossils in the museum not being tied down properly and they all roll away.

Purpose: It is warning museums to tie down all artefacts.

Emotion: It is a happy emotion as all the fossils are free to do what they want.

Structure: It has a regular rhyme sequence of A,A,B,B.

Language: It uses a lot of strong words explaining the 'joy' of the fossils.

Imagery: I imagine a museum full of fossils that are doing what they want.

Sounds: This poem uses onomatopoeia a few times, which makes the poem much stronger.

Summary: This is a strong poem with well used onomatopoeia.

Nancy Sinatra's Bang Bang

This song uses the onomatopoeia 'Bang Bang she shot me down'.

The Raven Analysis

Subject: It is about a superstitious man waking up to a raven tapping at his window.

Purpose: It has no clear purpose apart from writing

Emotion: It starts a bit mysterious and sad although ends with anger.

Structure: It has a regular rhyme sequence of A,B,C,B

Language: It uses moderately strong words very well.

Imagery: I imagine an old man getting out of bed at midnight with a raven pecking at the window.

Sounds: This poem uses alliteration a little bit.

Summary:It is a powerful poem that is about a raven tapping at a window.

Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell

Big yellow taxi uses the alliteration 'They paved paradise and put up a parking lot.'