Miss Fry’s English III Block I Class
Age Poems Chapbook
Based upon Sarah Josepha Hale’s Poem “Thirty-Five” Copyright November 7, 2008.
I’m Sixteen – I’m Sixteen! Nor would I want to be more nor less My life is what it is It’s full of happiness Love is the most important value When you’re feeling blue You give a ring And they’ll know what to do Everyone grows old It’s just a matter of time And in the end it’s worth the wait Now I’m still good old sweet Sixteen!
Idiom‐ A phrase that has a different meaning than its words really mean. Rhyme Scheme ‐ ABAC
Repitition‐ Using a word, phrase, or image more than once.
Sixteen! I’m sixteen‐I’m sixteen! My life is full of happiness The years have passed For I have made more than less My life has never been the same My tone in life is to laugh, laugh, laugh And to play it like a game This poem is going to be my passed For my future is going to be my gain Ages come and go but sixteen Will always be the same Now I am sixteen no older or less Just sixteen and being the best By: Casey Pyle There is repaition me and similes and similes
Age Poem Cheyenne Benfer English 3 11/6/08 Sixteen I’m Sixteen I’m Sixteen! Nor would I want to be older If prom never comes Then my life is over I can’t wait until I’m eighteen So I can do whatever But since I’m only sixteen My parents don’t think I’m very clever I know I’m supposed to Act like a lady But when people make me angry I can get pretty shady
Twenty‐one Andrew Wilson I’m Twenty‐one‐‐‐‐I’m twenty‐one! I wouldn’t make it less, I can party at the age twenty‐one I will be full of Happiness. I would get so hammered Until it would hurt my brain, When I would wake up I prolly would have some stomach pain. I would not miss my school years. I can’t wait until I arrive; I have 4 more years, Until I’m twenty‐one.
Age Poem English 3 Cody Keller I’m sixteen I’m sixteen Driving I will be at last, A day not wanting to be On the road has passed. The odometer has not turned a day That I prayed to be on the road, Miles and miles awaits me to be There at last. Is being free on the miles of roads right For me? Only the thousands of miles Knows what’s right for me. At last I’m sixteen. Yellow‐ sensory image Red‐ lyric poem Blue‐ Memoir
My Age By Cody Mooker Rathfon
I am 21 I am 21 I can shoot a gun I can drive a car And smoke cigars When I’m 21 I can pay my bills And take a spill When I’m 21 I can buy my booze And tie my shoes when I’m 21 I don’t go to school cause I’m no foul When I’m 21
Alliteration‐ the repeating of 21. Context‐ showing the things that are able to do at the age of 21. Theme‐ what the story is about and what is allowed to be done at the age of 21.
Sixteen By Dan Lapetina I’m sixteen‐I’m sixteen Sometimes I wish it was less Years go by fast and swift But the younger ones mark my happiness To go back to five or six Would be the ideal years for me I’d like to think that once again No responsibility Now there’s knowledge and concern For what goes on in the world I’m sixteen‐I’m sixteen Into the years I’ve been hurled
Three Literary devises used: Metaphor Exposition Rhyme
16 Dan Moore. I’m 16, My time to be free, My favorite color’s green. I’m happy with my age, let’s rebel! each of my ears have a gauge. I’m 16, attention unfocused I always day dream. My past is my past, can never go back, time goes by so fast. I’m 16, it’s not the best, but, that’s good enough for me. I’m 16, never looking back, yeah, I’m really 16. Literary device ‐Key‐ highlighted this color for “Poem” Rhyme scheme = stanza
Seventeen Jon Graefe Seventeen is thy rightful age of me Soon to be one year older I am happy as can be Making sure my charm doesn’t smolder Though it wouldn’t dare I wouldnt want to lose my hair So here I am today Happy as can be So now I can happy to say I am very happy to be Thy rightful age Of seventeen
I’m 18 By Mike Groleau I’m 18 I’m 18 I can stay out past 11 Don’t have to watch for cops I think I might be in heaven My mom can’t yell when I stay out I don’t care what she says She can scream and shout There are so many responsibilities Making sure your bills are paid It’s almost like a disability It’s the way of life Growing up and moving out When I do get older I will have a wife
I’m Sixteen I’m sixteen I’m sixteen Who I am is who I am There is no in between My age makes me, What I am I’m still in school Day after day My school is not cool I feel we should have a say I’m sixteen I’m sixteen I love who I am There really is no in between
Twenty – one By Dylan Hockenberry I’m twenty one‐ I’m twenty one I would not make it less, I can party with my friends And be filled with nothing but happiness, We’ll be drinking until were drunk, I can finally party legally! Maybe I’ll never wake up, Going to bars with my family That sounds awfully fun, I will look back at these days And laugh about my past For I still have five more years Until I will be twenty one at last.
Samantha Stehley English 3 11‐6‐08 “Sixteen” I’m sixteen‐ I’m sixteen Two more years until adult hood comes Still I’ am wildering Inpatient for what is to come I wait with anticipation For my life is full of teenage drama queens Who have no appreciation For life is too short for all of the drama and anger. Love me, hate me either way it won’t break me. I have frustration but no anger This is me Now I am sixteen
Spencer Hackenberg English 3 Miss Fry
16 I’m sixteen‐I’m sixteen That’s not a less I wish I was eighteen Cause that’s the best When you’re eighteen You can do anything No one can tell you what to do Because that’s the thing There are no regrets There’s more to come It’s a better life I’m sixteen‐I’m sixteen and not bum
Age Poem Tyler Small English 3 11/6/08 Just One More Year I’m seventeen I’m seventeen There is no in between Just one year to go I’m almost eighteen My parents say “Stay tobacco free” But I say “Yippee” I can buy my own because I have ID The surgeon general says no way Because I won’t be cancer free I’m not eighteen yet And it makes me feel empty
To much fun at the age of twenty-one By Thomas Varner
Finally twenty-one, finally twenty-one We can buy drinks and get drunk and puke in the sink. We have been able to vote We left our parents behind Now living alone And we donâ€™t mind Drive all night With no town in sight Vodka like venom from a snake bite make life the fullest, die with all your might.
Like the sands through the hourglass of time, life passes us by...