Poem Exam 2

The Secretary Chant
Marge PiercyPersonificationA woman giving herself the characteristics of a desk

Those Winter Sundays
Robert HaydenIt’s about a cold past and present reverance; didn’t understand while he was growing up but now that he is older he is thankful

Dog’s Death
John UpdikeThe title gives a negative connotation which was the point. A dog dying who meant a lot to his owner. continued to play up until it’s death bed.

Oh, Oh
William HathawayTwo people at a train, childish terms like choo choo while one side of the track, then turns super serious on the next side of the track into hells angels.

Catch
Robert Francis Comparing a poem to a game of catch. You should always pitch a poem different ways.

Magic of Love
Helen Farriestalks about the good things of lovelove is a blessing from abovecliches

Love Poem
John Frederick Nimsshipwreck vases = hands of disaster

It’s the Law: A Rap Poem
S. Pearl Sharpit’s criticsizing America’s laws and saying that we need to go back to focusing on love more park your hogLaws for cool cats and laws for dirty dogs

The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner,
Randall Jarrellseting is important- born into a geopolitical erapersona- speaker created by the poetwar time the speaker dies in war

she being Brand
E.E. cummingssexual activitycomparing a car to sex

Back When All Was Continuous Chuckles
Colette Inazdramatic monologue- addressing a silent audience to unintentionally reveal some aspect of his or her personality.

tone changes from comedic to sexualwhen you’re younger you laugh things off but when you’re older you take things more seriousskeletons and ghosts

Hazel Tells LaVerne
kathryn howd machanfrog and princess—- kiss me

Latin Night at the Pawnshop
Martin Espadacomparing old instruments with the tags for sale to the tags on dead old peoples feet

To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time
Robert Herrickmake due with what you have because everything comes to an end with time

To His Coy Mistriss
Andrew MarvellLove you ten years before the FloodJewstime is a forbidden foe espeically for lovers

Marvell Noir
Ann Lauingera week in bed would be no crimewoman’s voice, more girly rhyming

Last Night
Sharon OldsLove? It was more like dragonfliesrough sexdeath-grip

Poem
William Carlos Williamsas the cat climbed over the top of the jamcloset first the right forefoot carefully then the hind stepped down into the pit of the empty flowerpotparaphrase because it is all an image of agile movement; no meaning to this poem; have to knock the flowerpot over if you want to find a meaning

Dover Beach
Mathew Arnoldsadness ignorant armies clashing by night

Green Chile
Jimmy Santiago Bacaprefers red chili but their grandma prefers green chili so when they go see her she brings her green chilimouth burns but sucks it up for grandma

Dulce et Decorum Est
Wilfred OwenIt’s about someone drowning. Green light

The panther
Rainer Maria RilkeSomething goes i to his heart and is gonePanther is a prisoner

In a station of the metro
Ezra poundThe apparition of these faces in the crowd; petals on a wet, black bough.Underground Railroad in ParisSong

From macbeth act 5, scene 5
ShakespeareThe way to dusty death, out out brief candle!Macbeth emphasizes the darkness and death that surround human beings; the light of life is brief and unpredictable to be of any comfort

You fit into me
Margaret Atwood You fit into me like a hook into an eye a fish hook an open eyeStrong and unpleasant surpriseSimilar

The author to her book
Anne BradstreetThe book to the author is that f conception. It’s her child. Amusement, concern, and self-depreciation. Her book as a child made it critical and affectionate.

Pragmastst
Edmund ContiAcocalypse soon coming our way ground zero at noon halve a nice dayLaugh and winceSynecdoche

To a wasp
Janice townley mooreCheese cake batterExaggeration with that fist About a normal domestic circumstance when a wasp flies into kitchen and turns into an exaggeration because of that fist

How poetry comes to me
Gary Snyder I go to meet it at the edge of the lightHard at night, frightened outside the comfort zone, but goes to edge to find it

FEBRUARY
Margaret AtwoodHoudini eyesHe shoots he scores!Cats

Lightening bugs
Ernest SlymanIn my backyard they burn peephole in the night and take snapshots of my houseTitle tells us what they are

Schizophrenia
Jim StevensPeople fighting in the house causing it to fall apart

Marks
Linda pastinA woman feels like she is used by her family and is nothing more than a housewife and mother. She wants to be done.

She thinks they’re judging her.

The clarinetist
Ruth fainlightLike a horse that gather before the leapSimiliesCompared clarinet to swimmer

A frosty nignt
May SwensonReally weird word choiceEvery other line rhymes

A bird came down the wall
Emily DickinsonHow a bird moves when it hops on the ground than when it flies in the air

Blackberry eating
Galway kinnelAbout eating blackberries in September

From the cataract of lordore
Robert SoutheyHow does the water come down at lordore? End rhymeOnomatopoeiaSound effects

Song
John DonneEverg other line rhymes

From an essay on critism
Alexander popeFaults of poems”The sound must seem an echo to the sense”

the pitcher
Robert Francis Not errant, arrant, wild. But every seeming aberration willed.