Introduction to Literature
One of the peoms i am choosing for my anthology is "Man of the year" by Robin Becker.I chose this poem because it talks about a hard working dad who is talking to his son and giving him good advice about his life and past experiences. When i read this peom it made me think of my dad who has done everything he can to keep our family happy. I can relate myself to this poem that's why it l be easier for me to write about it in my anthology.
"Introduction to Poetry" by Billy Collins. I picked this poem because I liked the way the author introduces poetry. He also explains the way people react when reading a poem. After reading this poem, the reader will have some respect toward poetry.
The poem that I will be using for my anthology is "A Poison Tree" by William Blake. I liked this poem because I understood it very well and I liked how William Blake writes. In the poem, he explains that when you're angry with a friend, you tell them what's wrong and then everythings okay. When you're angry with a enemy, you boil it inside you until you can't take it any longer.-- Breanna Senn
One of the poems I will be using for my anthology is "To Anthea Who May Command Him Any Thing" by Robert Herrick. I chose this poem because it describes the love I feel. My love may not be as drastic but I'd do anything for someone I love. I feel a relation to this poem, it was to the point and easy to interpret.--Yasmin Ramirez
"A Boat, Beneath a Sunny Sky" by Lewis Carroll is the poem I am going to use for my anthology. I liked this poem because it talks about life being a dream and as each day goes by memories are the only thing left. ..... Maria Badillo
the poem i am going to use for my anthology is "True Love" by Robert Penn Warren. I chose this one because i absoultely love reading love poems, and also it was easy to understand. It explained the true definition of love in many ways.kaela robinson
Andrew JimenezI Measure every Grief I meet by Emily DickinsonI chose this poem because it brings out the justification within the range of my anthology. It’s how all this pain, and misery can only make you stronger, a live and learn lesson. The title says it all meaning that she keeps track of all the suffering, pain, stress etc. In her poem Emily’s grief has been going on for so long she doesn’t know when it began. She wonders after all these harmful years is there any balm, meaning cure. Emily knows she doesn’t stand alone; many people are out there in a similar situation. Everyone suffers in various ways, grief of want and grief of cold it doesn’t matter which one because how God suffered and sacrificed himself. I’m still fascinated to presume that some are like my own.
I chose the poem "Mother Night" by James Weldon Johnson. I like when the sun goes down and it becomes dark out. The poem provides a great description of the night.
Sarah HoagI picked the poem, "The Instruction Manual" because I feel that it relates to many people in today's society. This poem does not make you ponder what the writer in meaning, it is straight forward and I like that about this poem. It talks about how he envy's the other people for having freedom and not being trapped in an office all day.
Prabhjeet KaurI chose the poem "After Love" by Sara Teasdale. I like this poem because it is easy to understand and it relates to real life. This poem explains how love dies in people and how people get over it, which really happens in life.
"Dawn Dreams" is the poem I chose. The writer extends the simple task of remembering dreams through metaphors to further describe the action or reaction that happens when trying retrace them; it grabs a simple concept/subject and goes in depth metaphorically and descriptively and that's something I like in poetry.-Paulino Auyon
"Dreams" by Langston Hughes. I decided to pick this poem for my anthology because it is very inspirational. It tells you that no matter what obstacles you encounter or no matter how difficult your mission gets, you shall never give up on your goals.-Vannia Colado
I chose the poem "How Do I Love Thee? (Sonnet 43)" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. I first read this poem in high school and absolutely fell in love with it. I really enjoy literature that are true stories are based off of a persons life and Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poems were about the love she had for her husband. This specific poem is my favorite because of how pure and unconditional her love is that she has for her spouse- Breanne Miller
I choose the poem "Eating Poetry" I chose this poem because I like how the author relates poetry to actual food, and how he is a animal and that this is all that we was craving for.
The poem I chose is called "If" by Rudyard Kipling. I liked this poem because it gives examples of how to live your life and be a good person. I believe everyone can learn and grow as a person after reading this poem. - Carolina Reynoso
I chose "The Look" by Sara Teasdale, I chose tis poem because it was very simple and to the point. I also chose it because in a way it is very unfortunate that the words even though there were few, were very true in my opinion. Not very many people can meet someone and be interested in them without acting upon physical attraction to one another, but in this poem they prove otherwise. She states that "the kiss in Colin's eyes Haunts me night and day," which means that she had a bigger appreciation for him due to the fact that they did kiss but only looked at each other-ashley barraza
I poem I chose for the anthology is "The Gladness of Nature" by William Cullen Bryant. I chose this poem because Bryant personifies how nature should be when its glad. Guadalupe Perez
I chose "The Raven" by Edgar Allan Poe. I chose this specific poem because the sound of this piece is spooky and perfect for the month of October. I also like the symbolism of the raven (black bird) as death which refers to his dead wife. Meldanna Gines
I chose the poem "In Memoriam" by Lord Alfred Tennyson. I chose this poem because it reminded me of grandpa when he passed away. It reminded me of him in a positive way and thats not easy to do since it was such a traumatic time for me and my family. I liked how the poem repetitively stated "ring out" kinda meaning to let it or to let him go and he is going to be ok. -Karissa Veiga
I chose the pome "Lift Every Voice and Sing" by James Weldon Johnson. My reasoning for choosing this pome is it allows me to see no matter what situation someone is in you can be happy and say or "sing" what you are feeling. This poem gives off a very positive and powerful message. It motivates me to be positive no matter what the situation is. It also talks about shows discipline and it's very up lifting. -Kristina Gonzalez
The poem I chose for my anthology is "Anybody Can Write a Poem" by Bradley Paul. The reason I chose this poem is because i understood it well and I think it is inspiring. It discusses how people are afraid to think and write because they are scared of being judged. Also, how poems are often misconstrued.-Amy Ricciardi
I chose " Eating Poetry" by Mark Strand. This poem was easy to understand and I liked how poetry changed this person's life.-Ruby Jacobo
I chose "Spring Snow" by Arthur Size. I really liked the twist Size used in this poem. To say snow falls during the spring time. This poem also uses great imagery, something I enjoy in poems.
I chose to use, "The Elephant is Slow to Mate" by D. H. Lawrence. I thought this poem was pretty weird while searching through the site but after reading it a few time I thought about just how great it really was; how old and wise elephants are, and how much they could actually teach about love, monogamy and commitment.Jayme Marotta
I have chosen to use the poem "Leaves" by Lloyd Schwartz. I chose this poem because simply, I liked it. It had a good example of Autumn leading up to the death. The way he writes is as if he were having a conversation with nature and that's what truly sparked my liking.--Michael Stanton
The poem I chose is "The Secret" by Denise Levertov. The reason why I chose this poem was because it was easy to understand and the point the writer was trying to make is true. The point the writer was trying to make was that throughout life we go through a lot of information and secrets. The important secrets are the only ones we remember. We go through life not remembering secrets that aren’t important, but when we come across something that is related to the secret we remember.Guillermina Martinez
I picked "Learning to Speak" by Liz Rosenberg because to shows how peace and quiet and be so calming rather then noisy atmospheres. She uses metaphores and similies with in the poem. What i caught kind of strange is that the only words the daughter said was to "siddown" at the end to her mother. and the mother responded to her wishes without any argument. Kind of shows who has power in the house or maybe theres something wrong with the daughter.
I chose Lenore from the poet Edgar Allan Poe because this poem is very popular and the darkness in which poe writes intrests me. The meaning to his Poem is hard to figure out , and can have multipe meanings of why he wrote such Poem, that is why i find this poem interesting.--Maria Bravo
The poem I picked is, "The Iliad", Book I, Lines 1-15Homer Translated by Stanley Lombardo. I like how the author ties everything together with greem mythology. This subject really intrest me and the Iliad is a great book. -Adrian Aguilar
One of the poems I will be using for my anthology is "Life is Fine" by Langston Hughes. I pick this poem because it talks about how great life is and people are born for living. Miguel Comparan
"Two Loves" by Lord Alfred Douglas, will be included in my anothology, becasue I plan on choosing a love/ romance theme, and i find this poem to be all about love.
The Abduction by Stanley Kunitz will be included in my Anthology because it is about Aliens and i had a project recently bout aliens. SO i decided to just help my interest in Aliens and do this poemKregg Jones
"Monologue for an Onion" by Suji Kwock. I chose to include this poem in my anthology because it is one of my favorite poems. It has a deeper meaning and it is a poem that people can relate to. Amal Aldhulay