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54 Poems With Analysis Of Form And Technique

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  1. Phenomenal Woman

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    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 1799
    • Rating 4.52
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    I grew up with beautiful sisters, and I was the ugly duckling. To this day I feel their jealousy, and they will never give me respect. I walk proud, and people like me. I'm successful,...

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  3. Let Me

    I Will Take Care Of You

    in Romantic Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Let me take care of your broken heart
    and show you how to fly.
    Let me hold you gently by the hand
    and kiss your tears goodbye.

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    • Stories 5
    • Shares 26476
    • Favorited 72
    • Votes 977
    • Rating 4.45
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    Love is the true inspirational force. It motivates, encourages and strengthens the resolve to achieve the achievable. True love neither expects nor demands anything in lieu. It only believes...

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  4. What I Love About You

    in Boyfriend Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    The sparkle in your eye,
    The warmth of your skin,
    Your breath on my neck
    That shakes me within.

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    • Stories 14
    • Shares 17840
    • Favorited 229
    • Votes 3446
    • Rating 4.31
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    This is a lovely poem. Choicest words, correct rhymes, tender but intense feelings. The writer not only wrote but also lived his emotions. What a grand way to introduce the beloved. Very...

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  6. Caged Bird

    in Famous Inspirational Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    The free bird leaps
    on the back of the wind
    and floats downstream
    till the current ends

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    • Stories 4
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    • Favorited 43
    • Votes 1007
    • Rating 4.27
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    I remember this poem from my guided reading class in 5th grade. I remember it well. This poem really touched me, and reading it again just made my day. This poem, I remember it being about...

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  7. The Meaning Of Love

    in Romantic Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

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    To love is to share life together,
    to build special plans just for two,
    to work side by side,
    and then smile with pride,

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    • Stories 17
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    • Favorited 122
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    Love is the thing that keeps you up all night because you'd rather talk to that person than sleep. Love can be the best feeling in the world and also the worst. It can bring you higher than...

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  8. Tapestry

    • By Lesley Elaine Greenwood
    • Published: March 2013
    Painting A Picture With Words

    in Beauty of Nature Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    If I could take a brush and paint the mountains and the moors,
    I would splash the hillsides yellow and cover them in gorse.
    I'd take the finest needle and the darkest thread of green
    And sew a line of bracken along the landscape. In-between

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    • Shares 104
    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 76
    • Rating 3.90
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  10. Haiku Year

    Haiku Poem About Months Of The Year

    in Haiku

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    JANUARY
    Delightful display
    Snowdrops bow their pure white heads
    To the sun's glory.

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    • Favorited 3
    • Votes 52
    • Rating 3.87
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  11. I'm Tired

    Poem About What Suffering From Depression Feels Like

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    Analysis of Form and Technique

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

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    • Stories 10
    • Shares 2100
    • Favorited 68
    • Votes 320
    • Rating 4.55
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    I'm glad you can relate to this. You are not alone. Never give up! My biggest outlet is writing poetry. I have a binder I have made of just random poems that I wrote. Whether they are medium...

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  12. Mask

    Poem About Wearing A Mask That Always Smiles

    in Alone Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

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    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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    • Stories 75
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    • Favorited 284
    • Votes 3176
    • Rating 4.51
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    I know you don't know me, but I want you to know I care about you and what you are going through. I know how bad bullying can be, and I also know how dear a Gran can be. Mine won't be with us...

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  13. I Wish I Weren't Alone

    • By Jo
    • Published: June 2011
    Loneliness Hurts Poem

    in Alone Poems

    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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    • Stories 23
    • Shares 3958
    • Favorited 171
    • Votes 1590
    • Rating 4.49
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    I hope your life has changed now. What I have learned about life is whatever situation, no matter how gloomy it may be, in the end it will all pass. I also went through that depressing route....

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  14. Inside Out

    in Depression Poems

    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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    • Stories 40
    • Shares 1564
    • Favorited 84
    • Votes 1333
    • Rating 4.47
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    Wow, just wow. That's me exactly. I go through my church doors with a smile always on my face, so much so that the youth group nicknamed me Smiley McGee, and I'm so nice to others. I guess...

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  15. The Choice Is Mine

    Choosing Happiness

    in Meaningful Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Life may not let me choose my lot,
    But whether I'd be happy or not...
    That is my choice.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 1434
    • Favorited 41
    • Votes 167
    • Rating 4.46
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    I really loved this poem. It is simple but lovely, the sort of thing you could hand to anyone troubles with life. The choice is theirs to let things worry them and spoil their live or to get...

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  16. Last Chance

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

    in Father Child Poems

    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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    • Stories 19
    • Shares 482
    • Favorited 20
    • Votes 539
    • Rating 4.45
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    My dad is a substance abuser. He is abusive physically, emotionally and mentally in every possible way imagine. Since I could remember he has degraded my mum, my brothers and me. My mum...

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  17. But You Didn't

    • By Merrill Glass

    in Famous Death Poems

    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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    • Stories 9
    • Shares 4492
    • Favorited 67
    • Votes 2205
    • Rating 4.44
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    The expecting of a loved one to come home, to come out of their bedroom, to come and have coffee with you, to call you, to text you, to walk in the forest with you like all the other times,...

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  18. I Am Not A Victim Of Breast Cancer

    • By Laura Barnes
    • Published: August 2013
    Poem Of Overcoming

    in Inspirational Poems

    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 3
    • Shares 502
    • Favorited 8
    • Votes 259
    • Rating 4.42
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    I am a two time cancer survivor. I had a wonderful doctor. The first time I had a lumpectomy and radiation. The second time was five years later and I had a mastectomy with radiation and...

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  19. I Tried So Hard

    • By Whitney Barton
    • Published: December 2009

    in Heartbreak Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I tried so hard.
    I tried my best.
    I gave you my all,
    And now there's nothing left.

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    • Stories 42
    • Shares 6559
    • Favorited 325
    • Votes 3732
    • Rating 4.41
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    He was my first love We started dating while I was in high school. He was at university. We were so much in love, promising each other that we would be together forever. He taught me how to...

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  20. The One

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

    in Mother Daughter Poems

    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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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 705
    • Favorited 17
    • Votes 609
    • Rating 4.40
    Featured Shared Story

    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!

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  21. A Broken Family Tree

    Tradition Poem

    in Metaphor Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I am one of many
    Small branches of a broken tree,
    Always looking to the ones above
    For guidance, strength and security.

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    • Stories 20
    • Shares 2868
    • Favorited 50
    • Votes 1116
    • Rating 4.39
    Featured Shared Story

    I was really moved by this poem. I have felt this way for many years when it comes to my mom and stepdad. In a crazy way, this poem gave me strength and motivation. I just want to thank you....

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  22. The Importance Of A Sister

    Why I Love My Sister Poem

    in Sister Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

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    A sister is someone who loves you from the heart.
    No matter how much you argue, you cannot be drawn apart.
    She is a joy that cannot be taken away.
    Once she enters your life, she is there to stay.

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    • Stories 69
    • Shares 9853
    • Favorited 97
    • Votes 5983
    • Rating 4.38
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    I was 9 when I first found out I have a sister. I remember I would dream of knowing her and that someday we would met.

    I used to watch other children play with their sisters and think to...

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  23. Never Stop Being You

    Uplifting Poem About Making Life Better

    in Inspirational Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

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    Never stop caring about the little things in life.
    Never stop dreaming, and don't give into strife.
    Never stop wondering are we on our own.
    Never stop thinking has your spirituality grown.

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    • Favorited 53
    • Votes 460
    • Rating 4.38
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    Well, it's true. No matter how tough life has been and may seem, the best thing to do is to keep moving forward, even when it hurts with the assurance that you are not alone. God is there,...

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  24. The Shepherd Slept

    Needing The Lord

    in Inspiring Poems for Kids

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    There was a shepherd who fell fast asleep
    So there was no one to see to his sheep.
    The sheep were delighted, freedom at last
    Followed the leader and ran away fast.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 230
    • Favorited 2
    • Votes 37
    • Rating 4.32
    Featured Shared Story

    I love this poem. I send blessings to you, Beryl. The words mean so much for me, because I know that we are the sheep and also the shepherd. We need but recall our Spiritual Father, "God,"...

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  25. I'm Dying On The Inside

    • By Ashley
    • Published: March 2009

    in Depression Poems by Teens

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    You see a smile on the outside,
    But that's all you can see.
    What if tears run down my face on the inside?

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    • Stories 6
    • Shares 468
    • Favorited 21
    • Votes 382
    • Rating 4.32
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    This is my poem of the day because I feel the same way. My boyfriend and I were going through drama, and he think it's okay for him not to say how I feel about it, but it hurts me deep inside...

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  26. Tell Me It's Okay

    • By Tiffany Underwood
    • Published: August 26, 2018
    Healing After Loss

    in Mourning Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Tell me it's okay
    To just want to cry.
    Tell me it's okay
    To never say goodbye.

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    • Stories 0
    • Shares 154
    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 50
    • Rating 4.32
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  27. Christmas Bells

    in Famous Holiday Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I heard the bells on Christmas Day
    Their old, familiar carols play,
    And wild and sweet
    The words repeat

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 2679
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 223
    • Rating 4.31
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    Featured Shared Story

    It's wonderful. I love how he added that he believes in God. Best poem ever.

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  28. If Only

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

    in ABC Poems

    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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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1275
    • Favorited 24
    • Votes 195
    • Rating 4.30
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    Featured Shared Story

    Give quality time to your loved ones. Otherwise, you will lose them gradually.
    Relationships are very beautiful, especially those always giving unconditional love.

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  29. My Melody

    Love's First Words

    in Girlfriend Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Picture

    Amazing and beautiful,
    not a flower or a tree.
    Much prettier than that,
    and only I can see.

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    • Stories 14
    • Shares 19390
    • Favorited 78
    • Votes 2361
    • Rating 4.27
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    Featured Shared Story

    Beautiful poem. I love it. One of my favorite poems from Familyfriendspoems.com .

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  30. A True Friend

    in True Friend Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Before you became a friend of mine,
    We knew each other for quite some time.
    I hate to say we wasted a year and a half.
    I'm glad we can now look back and laugh.

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    • Stories 1
    • Shares 1247
    • Favorited 41
    • Votes 488
    • Rating 4.26
    • Poem of the Day
    Featured Shared Story

    I was alone for a good 2 years of my life and had no one to help me through anything. Then my friend Wade came along and made everything better for me. It felt good to have someone to talk...

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  31. An Ocean Of Memories

    • By Kimberly L. Briones
    • Published: February 2006

    in Loving Poems about Family

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    My family is the ocean around us.

    My father is the hurricane,
    knocking anything and everybody out of his path.

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    • Stories 1
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    • Favorited 9
    • Votes 236
    • Rating 4.24
    Featured Shared Story

    This reminds me of what my family is like. My mom is the sun and warms me up after the storm. Yet my older brother, the hurricane, ruins the calm seas (me) with whirling high pitched winds...

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  32. I Wish He Knew

    • By Maddie
    • Published: February 2013
    Secret Crush Poem

    in Confused about Love Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    I wish he could know
    What I'm too scared to show.
    I wish he could see
    Just how much he means to me.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 1219
    • Favorited 61
    • Votes 535
    • Rating 4.22
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    Featured Shared Story

    I had a crush on someone, and I wish he like me back.

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  33. A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

    • By Bea Williams
    • Published: July 2011

    in True Friend Poems

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Picture

    Friends are far, friends are near.
    Friends will be there to lend an ear.
    They listen, laugh, and care,
    But most of all, they're always there.

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    • Stories 8
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    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 1234
    • Rating 4.21
    Featured Shared Story

    What an interesting poem. Reminds me of the friends I had when I was back at school...

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