CP poetry SOAPS

BRIDEGROOM pushkin
S- a woman who witnessed a mans murder, outside narrator/spectator
O- mid 1800s (pre-arranged marriage)
A- general
P- good always wins, don’t be afraid to speak up
LD- allusion, imagery, dialect

DANNY DEEVER kipling
S- hanging Danny Deever, speaker is an outside body listening on Files-on-Parade and Color-Sergeant
O- about to hang Danny for shooting a comrade sleeping
A- military, general
P- crime will be punished
LD- dialect, imagery, anaphora

MOWING frost
S- a person mowing/working in fields, person working (most likely poet)
O- 1800s because they worked all day until idle(death) hours
A- general
P- work and its value
LD- narrative poem, imagery, sonnet

DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT thomas
S- old man dying but son telling him to keep fighting to live, son speaking to dad
O- old age, general
A- people with love ones dying
P- fight for life to make life worth lived
LD- villanelle, anaphora, imagery

SONNET 18 shakespeare
S- man speaking to woman, man speaking
O- summer, spring (flowers blooming)
A- lovers, general
P- tell woman how much he loves her
LD- sonnet (Petrarchan), imagery

BEAN EATERS brooks
S- old couple, outside body watching couple
O- general
A- general
P- you don’t need a lot to get by in life and still be happy
LD- imagery, tone

METAPHOR merriam
S- sunrise, new day, poet
O- one morning to another
A- general
P- each day is a new start
LD- metaphor, imagery

TELL ALL THE TRUTH BUT TELL IT SLANT dickinson
S- telling truth, people giving advice
O- lying, general
A- general
P- tell truth but not all at once

KRAKEN tennyson
S- kraken, narrator
O- while Kraken is sleeping, waiting until the end of the world
A- little kids wanting a story, general
P- tell story
LD- paraphrasing, imagery

WEARY BLUES hughes
S- jazz, someone watching/hearing jazz music play
O- jazz era
A- musical people, general
P- music can describe a person
LD- onomatopoeia, imagery

JAZZ FANTASIA sandburg
S- person giving advice to jazz player, jazz music
O- jazz club, jazz era
A- musicians, general
P- use your voice to persuade people and keep them interested
LD- onomatopoeia, imagery

SUCCESS IS COUNTED SWEETEST dickinson
S- success and failure, some who has lost , possibly narrator
O- time of failure, loss
A- competitive people, general
P- you don’t know how great winning is until you loose
LD- imagery

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