Analysis of Form and Technique

Elements of Poetry

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Analysis of Rhyme Schemes

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Poem About My Mask That Always Smiled
Mask

Analysis of Form and Technique

I was once sad and lonely,
Having nobody to comfort me,
So I wore a mask that always smiled,
To hide my feelings behind a lie.

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  • Rating 4.50
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I can really relate to this poem so bad. I'm 12, turning 13. My close friends know me as a jolly person, but they didn't know that when I am not with them I am always in agony. I may have...

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Inside Out

Analysis of Form and Technique

Outside lives a girl with a smile that will brighten up the room,
yet inside hides a girl with a frown full of despair.

Outside lives a girl with eyes of joy that bring you to ease,

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  • Rating 4.47
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Thank you for writing this poem. This is the situation that I am going through. I am not able to share it to anyone else. I understand this situation when we want to show a dual personality....

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Loneliness Hurts Poem
  • By Jo
  • Published: June 2011
I Wish I Wasn't Alone

Analysis of Form and Technique

Once when I was little
I was happy and carefree.
I used to run around laughing
Until it was time for tea.

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I know some people have it bad. I try to be happy but it feels like the law of the universe is that someone/thing comes out of nowhere and screws up my day.
I feel like a loser. I'm an...

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Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou
Phenomenal Woman

Analysis of Form and Technique

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.

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I am Monica Jones. I believed early in life that I would not amount to much, stupid, fat and like water being soaked up in a sponge, I focused on the negative and not the positive. I had no...

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But You Didn't By Merrill Glass
  • By Merrill Glass
But You Didn't

Analysis of Form and Technique

Remember the time you lent me your car and I dented it?
I thought you'd kill me...
But you didn't....

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This is so darn sad for me! My brother is always joking about the Vietnam War, but reading this is probably going to haunt me. It made me realize that so many people lost their loved ones in...

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Poem Of Overcoming
  • By Laura Barnes
  • Published: August 2013
I Am Not A Victim Of Breast Cancer

Analysis of Form and Technique

I am not a victim of breast cancer. I am experiencing breast cancer.
I am not dying. I am living.
I am not curing. I am healing and restoring.
I am not fearing. I am loving and trusting.

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  • Votes 158
  • Rating 4.46
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I read this poem to the staff at a hospice where I work. It helped us to see our patients as living, breathing, alive, and hopeful, so we can encourage them to be all they can be for as long...

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Poem To Dad From Angry Daughter
  • By Stefanie
  • Published: August 2008
Last Chance

Analysis of Form and Technique

My heart aches, Dad,
For the things you won't do.
My soul breaks, dad,
For all that we've been through

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  • Votes 438
  • Rating 4.44
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I like this poem. I'd include more details if I wrote it myself but it is simple, and I very much like that. I am one of the lucky girls, I have a father with me living with me. But him...

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Tribute To Mother Poem
  • By Crystal R. Adame
  • Published: February 2006
The One

Analysis of Form and Technique

The one who brought me down to earth,
And held me every day.
The one who gracefully gave me birth,
And said, I love you in every way.

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Very good usage of words. Rhyming pattern is good and the structure rocks. One of the best I've read so far. Keep on writing more!

  • By Shirley Daley
  • Published: April 2011
You Were Inside Me

Analysis of Form and Technique

You were inside me but only for a while.
Only in my dreams do I embrace your smile.

In my thoughts I see you, my bleeding heart is torn

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We always have a choice so to tell that someone made you to do this is silly!!!!!

Poem About The Empty Feeling Of Being Tired
I'm Tired

Analysis of Form and Technique

I'm tired.
Tired of the constancy,
the constancy of judgment.
Tired of hiding,

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  • Emailed 0
  • Favorited 25
  • Votes 98
  • Rating 4.41
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You just told the story of my life except in a poem. I've been putting up a smile and wearing a mask though I'm so tired of it, I'm tired of smiling and acting as if I'm okay when I'm broken...

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