Analysis of Form and Technique

Elements of Poetry

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Analysis of Rhyme Schemes

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  1. Mask

    Poem About My Mask That Always Smiled

    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 am also 12 turning 13, and all my friends think that I am the silly, funny person in our group, but every night I cry to bed thinking of my gran who died. I regret not saying my last...

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  3. I Wish I Wasn't Alone

    • By Jo
    • Published: June 2011
    Loneliness Hurts Poem

    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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    • Rating 4.49
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    This is awesome. I wish I wasn't alone. I've been away from my family for the last two years.

  4. Phenomenal Woman

    Phenomenal Woman By Maya Angelou

    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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    What a beautiful way to teach all young women and young girls what the meaning of true beauty is! Everyone with daughters should have this poem framed and given as a gift for their daughters...

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  6. 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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    • Favorited 42
    • Votes 1199
    • Rating 4.46
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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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  7. Last Chance

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

    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 486
    • 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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  8. But You Didn't

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

    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 6
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    • Favorited 47
    • Votes 1555
    • Rating 4.43
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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!!!

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  10. I Am Not A Victim Of Breast Cancer

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

    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 164
    • Favorited 5
    • Votes 208
    • Rating 4.43
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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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  11. I'm Tired

    Poem About The Empty Feeling Of Being Tired

    Analysis of Form and Technique

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

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    • Favorited 41
    • Votes 170
    • Rating 4.43
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    True. So many people can relate to this poem, especially now in the times we live in! I think readers of this poem will relate because I believe everyone experiences these feeling through...

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  12. You Were Inside Me

    • By Shirley Daley
    • Published: April 2011

    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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    • Votes 197
    • Rating 4.42
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    We always have a choice so to tell that someone made you to do this is silly!!!!!

  13. The One

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

    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 579
    • Rating 4.40
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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!

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