Poetry by Jack Rosenblum

100 Years (Author)
Five for Fighting

100 Years (Meaning)
Live every moment of you lifeAppreciate every step/aspectSpeaker = 23-35 ish

Young (Author)
Anne Sexton

Young (Meaning)
Being young and having the time to just lay outsideA broken familyLots of simile/comparisonsGod references

High School Senior (Author)
Sharon Olds

High School Senior (Meaning)
A mother losing her child to collegeRemembering the long experiences of being with her daughter

Corner (Author)
Ralph Pomeroy

Corner (Meaning)
Young man forms a conflict with officerConflict probably does not exist yet he imagines himself defying the cop

Ex High School Basketball Player (Author)
John Updike

Ex-Basketball Player (Meaning)
Glory daysNo longer being what he once wasAthletic success doesn’t translate to realitySpeaker was a fanSpeaker shows he is depressed that Flick has failed”He just sells gas”

13 Ways to View a Blackbird (Author)
Wallace Stevens

13 Ways to View a Blackbird (Meaning)
A collection of sayings about a common ordinary black birdA sequence of diversity unified by the blackbirdRecognizing aspects of every day life

Sorry (Author)
R.S. Thomas

Sorry (Meaning)
Not actually sorrySpeaker has bad relationship with parentsSpeaker says it was parents’ fault ^^

Oh Oh You Will Be Sorry (Author)
Edna St. Vincent Millay

Oh Oh You Will Be Sorry (Meaning)
Basically not apologizingYou’re gonna be sorry Mood changes in last few linesSaying I’ll be perfect, the way you want me, but one day Ill be gone

Poem Without Forgiveness (Author)
Dean Young

Poem Without Forgiveness (Meaning)
Speaker: Husband or Wife?Husband did something to mess up the familyWife can’t forgiveTalk some more about this one with Kisa

Blackbird (Author)
Beatles

Blackbird (Meaning)
Bird = Girl in EnglandPoem about racial discrimination”Black” BirdTrying to get freedom and equality

This is Just to Say (Author)
W.C. Willing

This is Just to Say (Meaning)
Talk to KisaVery short and easy to recognizeAbout not really being sorry

Glory Days (Author)
Bruce Springstein

Glory Days (Meaning)
People reliving the good daysHappy beat, sad message:Glory days are gone

All Apologies (Author)
Nirvana

All Apologies (Meaning)
Wasn’t in class for this