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New Zealand poetry anthology Reuben Biggelaar

Poetry anthology 2014

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  1. 1. New Zealand poetry anthology Reuben Biggelaar
  2. 2. Haikus Tiny grain of sand Swept along the wild west coast Taken by the breezePohutukawa Red flowers rustling in breeze Christmas time is nearSnowy mountain tops Remarkables rise above Ski season is here
  3. 3. Sonnet New Zealand has truly beautiful nature With long winding roads and huge crashing waves Icy cold rivers and dark winding caves And trees that are tall in statureNew Zealand has truly beautiful nature With the tall snowy mountains, wide open lakes National parks, the city of quakes And trees that are tall in statureNew Zealand has truly beautiful nature With the rugged and wild west coast I think you'll be totally engrossed By the trees that are tall in statureNew Zealand has truly beautiful nature It's Where the trees are tall in stature
  4. 4. Free verse Beautiful Sullivan's Bay It brings out its best on a bright summers day Ducks waddle along, kids run astray In beautiful Sullivan's bayThe giant pohutukawa tree Stretches as high as the eye can see Birds sing their song, kids are set free, Under the giant pohutukawa treeOn the bright yellow sand Many a ship, I'm sure did land, Many a body, I'm sure got tanned On the bright yellow sandIn beautiful Sullivan's bay
  5. 5. This wizened old tree has had more than say, a hundred children through her limbs;in her gnarled way has taught them how to climb.You see them any day climbing under, through her, into, over her.But what you do not hear when night-time nally comes-when what was light is dark and what was once a branch is now a nightmare catacomb- soft sighs. She whispers them, 'Go now, lovers, children, home!' Personication: implies the tree being a living person Preposition: describes the motions of the children climbing Rhyme: subtly accentuates the two words Alliteration: brings attention to the three words Metaphor: shows how the change from night to day changes the look and feel of the tree Annotated poem
  6. 6. Personication: personication is a gurative language technique that helps the reader imagine the tree being a living person. For example 'wizened tree,' and 'taught them how to climb'. This poem uses the technique to make the tree seem like a wise teacher. Preposition: preposition is a language technique that describes the position or motion of something. Some examples are in, under, over, or through. This poem uses these words to vividly describe the children in the tree. Rhyme: Rhyme is a sound technique that accentuates words and lines to make them more memorable. One example is catacomb and home. Using rhyme here brings attention to the branch turning to a 'nightmare catacomb', and the children going home. Metaphor: Metaphor is a gurative language technique that gives the image of something being something else. For example 'what once was branch is now nightmare catacomb'. This poem uses the technique to show the change in the tree from day to night. Annotated poem
  7. 7. I really enjoyed reading and analysing the poem Ancient Taupata by Sam Hunt. After reading through lots of poetry online and in books, this poem really stuck out to me. It really gave me an image of an ancient tree with kids playing all through the branches and laughing. The branches becoming 'nightmare catacombs' really gave it a nice twist. The poem is full of personication such as 'wizened old tree', making the tree seem like a wise old teacher. Sam Hunt is a great New Zealand poet whose work will be admired forever. Personal response