Poems With Analysis Of Form And Technique

Elements Of Poetry

Elements Of Poetry

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  1. Mask

    Poem About My Mask That Always Smiled

    in Alone Poems

    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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    I don’t wear a mask. I wear a half mask. The other part of it has become me. I am now partly dead inside. I gave up all hope of having friends a long time ago. I am almost never happy...

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  2. I Wish I Wasn'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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    I had a very hard life when I was younger. Now when I read these I know I'm not the only who feels alone. But still I'm having a hard time that I need a happy clone. If I were happy I would...

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  3. 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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    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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  4. 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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    I'm tired of me too. I'm a 6th grader who has just realized that she has depression, and I don't know what happened. I took multiple depression tests and realized I had moderate depression. I...

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  5. 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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    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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  6. 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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    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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  7. 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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    This poem has touched me so much. It has plenty of sadness, pain, regret, and a lot of untold love. She was brave and strong!!!

  8. 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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    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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  9. 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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    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!

  10. 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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    Hey! It's okay. Relax :)
    I had suffered from this pain, and now I'm doing just fine. Don't lose yourself over a guy. He doesn't deserve you. Just remember that.

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