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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To the 12 year old girl turning 13,
I am extremely proud of you for having the courage to share your feelings. I want you know that you are worth it. You are worth having a...

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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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  • Votes 1228
  • Rating 4.47
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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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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 also like that. I became hearing impaired when I was only 9 years old. I feel so lonely and have no friends near me. My friends left me and my family doesn't understand about that. I am...

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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 4.46
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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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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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  • Votes 993
  • Rating 4.46
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@Monica Jones,
Thank you for sharing so honestly and with such sincere words the circumstances you went through in the process of realizing your worth and eventually moving forward...

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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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  • Stories 2
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  • Votes 155
  • Rating 4.45
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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 432
  • Rating 4.44
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My father was abusive and stole from me. Not only did he steal my money, he stole my feelings, my strength, and my hope. He drinks nonstop and hardly ever calls to check in. I cry almost...

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Poem About Hope For The World
  • By Petra Sheane
  • Published: February 2015
If Only

Analysis of Form and Technique

If Only...
A prayer was held in our nation,
Beauty was seen in more ways than one,
Children who are lost could find their salvation,

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  • Votes 68
  • Rating 4.43
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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  • Votes 539
  • Rating 4.40
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Great affection develops a mother-child relationship. It reminds me of those mornings in church, the way she made sure she proudly said, "This my boy." I miss those words of affection.

  • 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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  • Emailed 14
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  • Votes 168
  • Rating 4.40
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We always have a choice so to tell that someone made you to do this is silly!!!!!

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