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Assignment 1: After reading all of the poems to myself and in different ways when I’m reading “We Real Cool” I feel like a thug siting on the street corner talking to the other kids around the area. Making it feel like those kids are expected to follow in the story tellers footsteps. This poem reads with more of an arrogant tone and seems to try and make themselves feel more important or cool in the tone they read the poem. I also think this poem could be read to people who are possibly even in jail, or in a support group for something, like a way to express that making trouble, skipping school, causing problems and drinking isn’t worth it in the long run. “Here a Pretty Baby Lies” is such a sad poem and I can see this read more as a…show more content…
I think he replays this memory in his head because it reminds of something that makes him happy, which then boosts his ego or makes him feel better about himself. When reading this poem you are able to paint an image in your mind. The daffodils dancing across the hills in the wind, while the waves from the lake are pushing up on the shore, if the waves are coming from a lake it could also mean that it was windy at the time because lakes generally don’t produce a lot of waves, and that is also why the daffodils are dancing across the scene. The scene seems enchanting and could make someone go to a happier place for encouragement as well, or to get them out of the blues. “I wandered lonely as a cloud” seems to be a metaphoric phrase that seems to describe how alone and lonely the person is, wandering alone with no one there. “Very Like a Whale” is more of a harsh poem that seems to attack other poets and writers that use to many metaphors and similes. It seems he is trying to get his point across by making fun of other poems and how they were written. “No, no, Lord Byron, before I’ll believe that this Assyrian was actually like a wolf I must have some kind of proof; Did he run on all fours and did he have a hairy tail and a big red mouth and big white teeth and did he say Woof woof woof?” In this sentence he is able to almost embarrass the author of that poem by making fun of his metaphor of the ‘wolf’. This
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