Entries Tagged as 'notice 10/t.o.b. Nye'

Monday, February 26th, 2018

Notice 10 & TOB: My Grandmother in the Stars

Notice 10 3 stanzas 4, 7, and 9 lines each “never again” italicized (and its own line) feels important to the first stanza: “we will not meet again” Sentences end mid-line earthly descriptions: horses, cows, houses, moth-eaten scarves, rugged feet cosmic descriptions: sky, sunset, universe, moons, (stars in the title) a desire for a grasp […]

Monday, February 26th, 2018

“Praying For Wind” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Notice 10 things: Immediately presents a subject, “he” “Fanning the fire” alliteration and imagery contrasts with “the snow in his voice” Oppressive and angry diction: “crushed”, “blurs”, “merges” “He says the news is all made up”: angry not at the news, but at the falsity of it? Or in denial about the truth and/or perceived […]

Monday, February 26th, 2018

“The Clean Rinse” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Notice 10 & T.O.B 16 lines, 8 stanzas, 2 lines per stanza No periods Sentences don’t end Poem doesn’t end with a hard stop (no period) Feels like it keeps going (cyclic? eternity? can’t escape it?) No capital letters, even when referring to the speaker: “i” Only capital letter is to start the poem Connected […]

Monday, February 26th, 2018

“Arabic Coffee” by Naomi Shihab Nye

“Arabic Coffee” by Naomi Shihab Nye (pp. 38-9) Notice 10 & T.O.B. 2 stanzas, 31 lines, 11 sentences, lots of commas “Us”, including “Papa”, who is the “He” Descriptive language, through a use of colors, “blacker”, and “white” Sense of time, as if in the past, “years”, “times”, “present”, “when”, “carried”, “it was”, “The coffee […]

Monday, February 26th, 2018

“Passing the Refugee Camp” – Naomi Shihab Nye

Notice 10: 5 stanzas, free verse. The images of different types of fruits repeat throughout the poem: “fruit,” “peach,” “olive,” “oranges,” and “almonds.” There is a contrast between these fruits’ sweetness and refreshing nature (which reminds the readers of hope and life) and the horror in the refugee camp. The poem establishes a contrast between […]

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

“My Father and the Figtree” -Naomi Shihab Nye

“My Father and the Figtree” Naomi Shihab Nye (pgs.6-7) Notice 10: Four Stanzas 41 lines, 12, 9, 9, 11 Use of quotations from her father such as, “See those? I wish they were figs.” and “That’s not what I’m talking about!” and “I’m talking about a fight straight from the earth — /gift of Allah! […]