Analysis of Form and Technique

Elements of Poetry

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Analysis of Rhyme Schemes

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  1. 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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    • Stories 6
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    • Favorited 61
    • Votes 1307
    • Rating 4.47
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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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  3. The Meaning Of Love

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Picture

    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 9
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    • Favorited 40
    • Votes 1911
    • Rating 4.20
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    Love is the thing that makes you feel like you are in heaven if the person looks at you. A second spent with you is like a year with you. Your love gives me strength each day, supports me,...

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  4. The Importance Of A Sister

    Why I Love My Sister Poem

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Picture

    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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    • Votes 5633
    • Rating 4.38
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    I really loved this poem! I have two older sisters and one younger sister, but nothing beats the little sister bond. I have such an intense love for her! It took me a while to warm up to my...

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  6. My Melody

    Love's First Words

    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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    • Favorited 46
    • Votes 2030
    • Rating 4.27
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    This is exactly what I'm going through. I love my girl for she is so special with countless beauty but she doesn't understand my feelings. Thanks for this beautiful poem, I pray to read this...

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  7. Caged Bird

    Caged Bird By Maya Angelou

    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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    • Favorited 22
    • Votes 825
    • Rating 4.24
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    To me, a town girl of twenty-one years, this exquisitely organized influential poem sounds like a hymn capable to eradicate the fear of the mind. Really the glory of freedom is untasted to...

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  8. Storm At Sea

    Poem About The Power Of A Storm At Sea

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    CRASHING waves... SMASHING seas...
    Bringing sailors to their knees.
    As they struggle to save their lives,
    Hoping and praying help arrives.

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    • Stories 2
    • Shares 761
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 549
    • Rating 4.04
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    This poem brought a tear to my eye and I love the way that the author has written this particular poem. It definitely is top in my book.

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  10. Nature's Way

    • By Heidi Campbell
    • Published: July 2007
    Poem About Enjoying Nature

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    Upon a nice mid-spring day,
    Let's take a look at Nature's way.
    Breathe the scent of nice fresh air,
    Feel the breeze within your hair.

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    • Stories 3
    • Shares 667
    • Favorited 4
    • Votes 932
    • Rating 4.12
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    Have you ever thought of this poem as a response to Thomas Moran's, "The Grand Canyon of Yellow Stone"? It is beautifully written and encompasses themes of freedom, nature, and serenity, as...

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  11. Swoosh, Boom, Crunch, Howl

    • By Hayden Myer
    • Published: March 2009

    Analysis of Form and Technique

    The sun rises higher and higher, like a blossoming flower, as the children play... Beach, Beach, Beach
    The zephyr catches my skin like a wide receiver playing football...Swoosh, Swoosh, Swoosh
    The crashing waves sound like a head-on collision...Boom, Boom, Boom
    The sand crunches under my feet like cereal in my mouth... Crunch, Crunch, Crunch

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    • Favorited 0
    • Votes 48
    • Rating 3.69
  12. 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
    • Shares 519
    • Favorited 47
    • Votes 1539
    • 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!!!

  13. I Tried So Hard

    • By Whitney Barton
    • Published: December 2009

    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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    • Shares 517
    • Favorited 172
    • Votes 2996
    • Rating 4.39
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    So after getting over the guy I loved, I am in the same class with my boyfriend (on campus). He doubts me despite me trying hard to meet his expectations. I have tried to let him go, but I...

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