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Power of Poetry – Harvest Collegiate – Spring 2019 Print this page. Author George

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Why are humans destroying nature instead of honoring it?

  What is so special about nature? What are humans doing to it? This topic of nature has been answered by Diane Ackerman in the poem “School Prayer”. On the tip of the iceberg Ackerman’s poem is about nature and honoring and she does it in this pledge way, similar to the Pledge of Allegiance which kids used to sing […]

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My Questions about “School Prayer”by Dianne Ackerman

In the first line of the first stanza, Ackerman talks about the sun and the sun setting. She writes, “In the name of the daybreak”. The “day breaker” must represent the sun as the sun gives us our daylight. This is important to see as her whole poem mostly talks about nature, also this line sounds like something from a […]

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Sand Dollar

Just in my hand, Rounded lobes on four cuts, Soft on top just like wet sand, And ruff on the bottom but still real hollow. Theres just one chip, I wonder were it’s gone. Maybe no were to be found ot just somewhere asound. White ivory must go well with sand, Trying to hide from big brands, Thats why its […]

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Initial Analysis of “School Prayer” by Diane Ackerman

My first impressions of this poem were that It seems very interesting, but who is it about?  It makes me feel calm, yet, at the same time, heavy. A line that especially evokes the first feeling for me is, “on Earth my home, and in the mansions of the stars.”  The other feeling – of heavy – arises when I […]

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Tecumseh Playground

With the friends I loved who I love no more,I ran around the playground;We played tag till midnightAll across Tecumseh Playground. I ran as fast as I could so the others couldn’t catch meAnd it definitely did workSometimes I got teamed up on but it was all fun and gamesAnd sometimes I didn’t do my homework. We played and playedMany […]

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Too old for it

A park is a place where I used to go and play with my neighborhood friends. I don’t go there anymore because I’m too old for it. I made a lot of friends but know have lost contact. I used to play soccer, tag and sometimes basketball. We used to stay until 8:00 pm playing tag in the dark. I’m […]

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In My Neighborhood

A park is a place where I used to go and play with my neighborhood friends. I don’t go there anymore because I’m too old for it. I made a lot of friends but know have lost contact. I used to play soccer, tag and sometimes basketball. We used to stay until 8:00 pm playing tag in the dark. I’m […]

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Who are you?

Something important about me is that I always try to be a leader and not a follower. I try to always set a good example for myself and want to be the best person I can be spreading positive energy out as much as I can as I want the people around me to be happy in order for me […]

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Who am I?

“Where I’m From” I am from Tide Pods and fabric softeners I am from GTA on the PS4 I am from the ticking of the heaters and the smell of the steaks coming from the fire dept. Behind my building. I am from homemade chicken soup and beef stew From Romeo and Alexsandra I am from the family parties and […]

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Change

Changing everyday,Very scary, andit's getting destroyed.Weather I'm alive,Or maybe I won't, It will hurt us. Weshould try and fix this,Flooding or drying,our future will lerk.Full of cash, why wontthey help us fix this.I hope it won't come.It will probably,when we realizeit will be to late.Will anyone help,What will they do, tohelp or earth heal upOr will it be gone,Or will […]

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Do I even Remember?

I remember playing after school with the neighborhood kids until it was dark or until their parents called them in for dinner.I remember my grandfather fixing my bike tire every time I got a flat.I remember my Mongoose got stolen the same day I got it .I remember the 25 cent ices every Friday during lunch and begging my parents […]

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