Taft Academic Magnet Center

Anthology of Student Verse
 
Music as Poetry and More Poetic Devices
Submitted by Katherine Factor on November 25, 2008 - 1:23pm.

Taft students reviewed poetic elements they have been working with (imagery, simile, metaphor), and some new ones (assonance, alliteration).  Students picked definitions of poetry devices to use in their new poems.  Many took lyrics they had brought in as starting points, as messages that inspired them.


Ms. Asvos, grade 7, pd 1

That Old Swing
Catherine C.

That old swing
swaying in the breeze
Eek! Eek! Eek!
All I hear

Those rusty old bolts
wearing down the fun
Eek! eek! Week!
The sharpness piercing my ears

That old swing
It's dead with no visits
Eek! Eek! Eek!
So long for always

Untitlted
Paulina K.

I go to the window
and what do I see?
Some trees, a dog
a cat too.
But what do
I really see?
Do I see a 3rd
grader getting beat up
by his big brother?
Do I see girls
starving themselves
to look like
Paris Hilton?
Unfortunately
the world isn't
just trees
and some flowers.
Little boys do
suffer pain
and girls go
anorexic.
Open your
eyes to
the
world
and let
your kindness
release.


Animals
Gaby O.

Birds go chirp, chirp
Dogs go bark, bark
Cats go meow, meow

Cows go moo, moo, moo
Hens go cock cock do dodo do
Pigs go snort, snort, snort

Babies go wah, wah
Children go I want my mom,
Teens go let's party, party,
Adults go did you do your homework,
Seniors go when I was little we didn't have . . .



Ms. Asvos, grade 7, pd 3

D
Basia O.

Doctor Drake Deadhome died dreadfully this
December. Dare ask how, Daringly he
dived off a dead dragon, into
the deep dark deadly ditch of a
sea. Still asking for more of this
disgusting story. So there's Doctor Drake
Deadhome surrounded by dark just
about to get eaten remember he
left his stove on swimming drastically
fast out of the deep dark
deadly ditch of a sea goes to
his dome turns it off. Dripping
in water he wants to dry in the
sun. Doctor Drake Deadhome needed
to know that drying in the sun
is bad so he turned into a
dried dead man.


S
Yolanda R.

See.
See she shows
See she shows she's shy
She sighs
She shimmers
She shimmers like the night sky
She tries
She shows signs to shock you
Will that catch your attention?


Onomatopoeia
Bitanya G.

Roar
Slam
Thud
Crush
Drip
Drop
Flip
Flop
Flop
Buzz
SPLAT
Boom
Creak
Boosh
Flop
Shuffle
Groan
The sound of a girl getting ready for school.

The Queen is Here!
Genesis G.

Let out the bulls
Fire the cook
Bring out the trumpets
Shake the sheets
The queen is here

Rewind the clock
Groom the dog
Trim the bushes
Hire the army
The queen is here

Kick out the boyfriend
Marry the cow
Cut the cake
Scream and shout
The queen is here



Ms. Asvos, grade 7, pd 4

Julia D.

Your voice is drowning into whispers
Your wine-red lips no longer seem to shine
Your once gleaming eyes now fail to sparkle
And now you're only skin and bones

Your paper-straight hair, black as charcoal
Once flowing but now caught
A lively face that was warm and glowing
Now resembles a lack of soul.

Alliteration
Isabel B.

Bob
Bounced
Boom
Broom
Bus
Busted
Bail
Bake
Blonde
Blunder
Brownines
Band
Blubber
Be
Bark
Bob

D
Cynthia K.

Dad
Dancing
Drunk
Devil's
Desk
Dot
Dot
Dodge
Doom
Die
Delusion
Done
Dark
Dirty
Decay
Dismiss
Dad

Ms. Asvos, grade 7, pd 8

Alliteration
Victoria K.

One wolf wanders woefully
Alone as always, acre to acre
Dangers don't disappear
But stay so sadness centers
Packs pull places past
Leaving lonesome lairs
Where one wolf wonders and waits.

Somewhere Happy
Jackyln M.

Someplace along this road
is a place where I may not be towed
Someplace where I may run away
for everything may be okay

Where there is no crime
But a lovely chime
Where I can be happy
with nothing sappy

For my only wish
is for my trouble
to be blown away
with a swish.

City Sounds
Anonymous

Crash, Boom!
What was that?!?
Crash, Boom!!
There it goes again
Bang!!!
I walk around
the block
Great, another construction site.
Ding!!!
I jumped!
Newwwwwwwwnow
I'm leaving
I hate construction.