Poetry Project By: koby ratcliff block.5

A good boy

by:Robert Louis Stevenson

I woke before the morning, I was happy all the day,

I never said an ugly word, but smiled and stuck to play.

And now at last the sun is going down behind the wood,

And I am very happy, for I know that I've been good.

My bed is waiting cool and fresh, with linen smooth and fair,

And I must be off to sleepsin-by, and not forget my prayer.

I know that, till to-morrow I shall see the sun arise,

No ugly dream shall fright my mind, no ugly sight my eyes.

But slumber hold me tightly till I waken in the dawn,

And hear the thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn.

''I never said an ugly word''.... That is a personification because words can not be ugly

''Thrushes singing in the lilacs round the lawn''..... This is a personification because thrushes cant sing and either can lilacs

Basketball By: Koby Ratcliff

You can see where the pools of sweat have been,

Where the team worked through all that pain.

That's where you first cut your chin.

We've all stopped thinking that was vain.

We will love that game til our dying day.

One more game;

One last time

I run down that court

Even if my outcome's short.

But I know I'm okay because

I will love that game til my dying day.

''you can see where the pools of sweat have been''...... this is a hyperbole because it is a extreme exaggeration because they probably did not have a whole pool of sweat

"that is where you first cut your chin" this is imagery because it is telling you where he first cut his chin open

Thunder storms

By: William Henry Davis

My mind has thunderstorms,

That brood for heavy hours:

Until they rain me words,

My thoughts are drooping flowers

And sulking, silent birds.

Yet come, dark thunderstorms,

And brood your heavy hours;

For when you rain me words,

My thoughts are dancing flowers

And joyful singing birds.

''My thoughts are drooping flower'' is a personification because he is comparing his thoughts to drooping flowers when they cant be drooping flowers

"My mind has thunderstorms" is a personification because your mind can not have thunderstorms

Credits:

Created with images by Sean MacEntee - "Beach" • therichbrooks - "Boys" • chillihead - "Basketball" • Eje Gustafsson - "Thunderstorm 4/9/2011"

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