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28 Cards in this Set

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The Chimney Sweeper--William Blake
Boy narrates about how his mother died when he was young and his father sold him when he was young; Tom Dacre
The Tyger--William Blake
Narrator asking the Tiger questions about existence
The Garden of Love--William Blake
Narrator goes to the Garden of Love; Gates were locked; flowers were replaced by graves
London--William Blake
Narrator speaks of wandering through the city; points out the sorrows of people
Ozymandias--Percy Bysshe Shelley
Speaker recalls having met a traveler "from an antique land," who told him a story about the ruins of a statue in the desert of his native country. Two vast legs of stone stand without a body, and near them a massive, crumbling stone head lies "half sunk" in the sand. The traveler told the speaker that the frown and "sneer of cold command" on the statue's face indicate that the sculptor understood well the passions of the statue's subject, a man who sneered with contempt for those weaker than himself, yet fed his people because of something in his heart
Constantly Risking Absurdity--Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Acrobat metaphor; written like decending steps
To Be the Verse--Philip Larkin
Mum and Dad poem; talks about how they fucked up and fuck you up; message to not have kids
A Study of Reading Habits--Philip Larkin
Books saved him as a child; his right hook saves him later; final line: books are a load of crap
Advice to My Son--Peter Meinke
A list of recommendations on life for his son; always enjoy life
The True Story of Snow White--Bruce Bennett
Darker side of the fairy tale; very recognizable
Our Room--Molly Peacock
Teacher talking about her alcoholic father to her students; classroom becomes lonely when talking about our homes
Plus C'est la Mem Chose--Katherine McAlpine
Translated to: The More Things Change, The More They Remain The Same; Lines Written upon Chaperoning the Seventh Grade Dance; girls are dressed up loooking like women; boys go to ask them to dance but they're in the bathroom
Hazel Tells LaVerne--Katharyn Howd Machan
Negro language; frog comes out of the toilet and speaks of becoming a princess and ball; flushes him down after asking for a kiss
My Wicked Wicked Ways--Sandra Cisneros
Narrator is looking at a photograph of her as a child with her mother and father; speaks of a woman not there, doesn't come til later; she will turn out bad
Daddy--Sylvia Plath
Nazi father
There Is a Girl Inside--Lucille Clifton
Randy girl inside of an old woman; green tree metaphors
Sonnet--Billy Collins
Poem written about how sonnets are made; don't focus too much on them
Oranges--Gary Soto
Story of little boy walking with a girl; pays with an orange for her candy; Gave her the candy at the doorstep and peeled his other orange
Musee des Baux Arts--W.H. Auden
Poem about Pieter Brueghel's painting "Icarus"
In Goya's Greatest Scenes--Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Poem about Francisco de Goya's painting "The Third of May, 1808, Madrid"
The Starry Night--Anne Sexton
Poem about Vincent van Gogh's painting "The Starry Night"
To His Coy Mistress--Andrew Marvell
If we had enough time, I'd adore every part of your body for ages; but we dont, so lets get it on before its too late
nobody loses all the time--e e cummings
Gramatical errors; story of his uncle sol and his quest to start animal farms
A Semi-Revolution--Robert Frost
Narrator advocates revolution; but not full, because the result is the same as the problem
After Apple-Picking--Robert Frost
Long poem; narrator talks about what he is doing when he is done picking apples
Nothing Gold Can Stay--Robert Frost
Goldness doesn't last
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening--Robert Frost
Man on his horse stops between a frozen lake and the woods; narrator has to go on before he dies
Design--Robert Frost
Narrator finds a spider and its prey?