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Thursday, October 24

  1. page ShanayiaRoland edited ... Where you got the holy spirit and your thankfulness sent you back to your roots in Africa wher…
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    Where you got the holy spirit and your thankfulness sent you back to your roots in Africa where we were running for freedom.
    where you could fill the drum beating in your heart, your feet started to move in this pattern
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    ancestor screaming liberté(x3)liberty(x3) freedom while
    I was inspired by dance and I danced until I could taste of salt in my sweat.
    I got hot in Africa.
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Saturday, September 8

  1. page ShanayiaRoland edited ... And walk as if you live on a golden brick road that keeps you from falling because even when …
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    And walk as if you live on a golden brick road that keeps you from falling
    because even when you fail you will get back up.
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    will raise you to be loved
    You will be loved
    You will be an angle
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Tuesday, August 21

  1. page ShanayiaRoland edited ... And walk as if you live on a golden brick road that keeps you from falling because even when …
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    And walk as if you live on a golden brick road that keeps you from falling
    because even when you fail you will get back up.
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    will raise youto be loved
    You
    will be loved because
    You will be an angle
    because
    you are my angle
    yes this is she.
    angle...
    beep beep,signal failed.
    you survive through the outbreaks of being thrown against the ground
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  2. page ShanayiaRoland edited ... She blinked her eyes as if she was trying to say thank you. We began to bond; we were like th…
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    She blinked her eyes as if she was trying to say thank you.
    We began to bond; we were like the birds and the bees combing to make earth a better place.
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    else who she will encounter.encounter this queen.
    They will respect you
    I told herher, you would
    No matter the completion of your chocolate brown skin
    You will be respected
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    I will raise you confidently
    Teach you how to hold you head high
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    a golden rock groundbrick road that keeps
    because even when you fail you will get back up.
    An mama will raise you will be loved because you are my angle
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  3. page ShanayiaRoland edited ... Where you got the holy spirit and your thankfulness sent you back to your roots in Africa wher…
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    Where you got the holy spirit and your thankfulness sent you back to your roots in Africa where we were running for freedom.
    where you could fill the drum beating in your heart, your feet started to move in this pattern
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    harsh stinging feelfeeling and i
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    in my on sweat.
    I got hot in Africa.
    I was inspired by dance African dance
    I danced bare foot flat feet slapping the ground where you danced for those of who dance for you.
    I spinet my arms in a circle feeling the wind blowing against my face.
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    danced i looklooked like a
    Face glistening and telling my story through my art
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    my body like a rag
    My ancestors used me as a book
    spit history through my hands
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  4. page ShanayiaRoland edited ... And walk as if you live on a golden rock ground that keeps you from falling because even when…
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    And walk as if you live on a golden rock ground that keeps you from falling
    because even when you fail you will get back up.
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    you will lovebe loved because you
    yes this is she.
    beep beep,signal failed.
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  5. page ShanayiaRoland edited ... Put your name on it AND I did a good job ... by dance. I was inspired by feet pounding…
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    Put your name on it
    AND I did a good job
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    by dance.
    I was inspired by feet pounding praise dancing
    by the spirits of the holy ghost carrying your feet on air
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    Face glistening and telling my story through my art
    Throwing my body a rag doll
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    a book
    spit history through my hands
    and speaking it through my legs
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    You will be respected
    You will not speak in a ghetto or up tight accent
    Just naturenatural accent that
    I will raise you confidently
    Teach you how to hold you head high
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Monday, June 4

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    Erase what you felt
    Erase what you wanted to do
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    mistake you didmade
    Ode to Erasing.
    4. Found Poem:
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Wednesday, May 23

  1. page Jeffrey Schwartz edited ... glove. WALT WHITMAN Detailed STUDY Walt Whitman was more of a nature servant then a obedie…
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    glove.
    WALT WHITMAN
    Detailed STUDY
    Walt Whitman was more of a nature servant then a obedient, write between the lines kind of poet. He was a mid-late American poet, born into a working-class family. His mother and father didn’t have a direct effect on his poetry, but his simplistic lifestyle seeped into his books.
    He had a innovative strategy of writing, which is why he became widely regarded and famous. Walt Whitman liked to transform something simple into a complicated soup of love and tranquility, and sometimes personification. For example his poem, “I saw in Louisiana a live-oak growing,” made a simple mossy tree into a personified being whom never sought love. “But I wonder'd how it could utter joyous leaves, standing alone there, without its friend, its lover near--for I knew I could not.” He observes this simple tree living that isn’t growing near other trees and almost questions it. How is this tree able to thrive without love, without friendship, when a person can’t. In this poem he uses the repetition tool and repeatedly touches back on the personification and comparison.
    Walt Whitman might have been trying to reach an educated crowd. Seldom were his poems were directed towards children. His poems are entertaining but when someone reads them they make you think. The poems tend to go beyond a first glance, which makes you re-read and come back. “Till rising and gliding out I wander'd off by myself, In the mystical moist night-air, and from time to time, Look'd up in perfect silence at the stars.” This poem is in a classroom scene. The professor is giving awesome speeches and everyone is clapping and cheering, while Whitman wanders off. He goes outside to get away from the commotion and adores the simplicity of the night sky rather than hearing it from a professor. After reading the poem a few times you pick up on more and more. You see how he isn’t just expressing his hatred for Astronomy classes, but his love for nature and hidden meaning are usually shown.
    Walt Whitman’s attention to the little details of love are a large part of his writing style. He can express his own love, the way he feels connected with the things around him, or elaborately show the delicate feelings a father shares with his daughter. In his poem, “On the beach at night,” a father lovingly calms. “Weep not, child, Weep not, my darling,
    With these kisses let me remove your tears.” He is able to capture a sensitive part of being a father which is protecting a child. Walt Whitman shows he is able to possess a high amount of love for everything in his poems.
    I’ve enjoyed my work with Walt Whitman. It’s easy to realize now how he became so famous. Any reader can will find that his complex style and recurring themes makes him especially easy to read and think about.

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Thursday, May 17

  1. page Willie Willson edited ... William Wallace is one of the best poets I have ever read. The ideas that he comes up with and…
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    William Wallace is one of the best poets I have ever read. The ideas that he comes up with and puts forward blow me away, and most importantly, his work makes me have to think. I can’t just skim through it, I have to pause and read it carefully. That is William Wallace’s best poetic quality, he makes you think.
    Link To Artwork
    file:///Users/wwillson/Dropbox/English%202/Art%20for%20copperpoetry.jpgfile:///Users/wwillson/Pictures/Photo%20Booth%20Library/Pictures/Photo%20on%205-17-12%20at%209.20%20PM.jpg
    Link To Video Recording Of Me Reading Windows
    file:///Users/wwillson/Dropbox/English%202/Reading%20copperpoetry%20aloud.mov

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