Benjamin Banneker Academy
Takoma Park, MD
Favorite Author or Book:
Dream for the Future:
To succeed in biochemistry
Apostrophe, “To be or not to be”
What a despairing end, to a symphony
Just because Connotation strikes a different meaning
Doesn’t mean that Denotation isn’t worth hearing
Ekphrasis waxes on about Michelangelo’s shameless works of art
While Epigram, contradicts that thought from the start
Extended figure keeps up the pattern
While Figurative language, tends to discern
Figures of speech contain alliteration and anaphora galore!
Which highlight Juxtaposition even more!
Metaphors, sneakily, take toads and make them seem princely
While Metonymies, stick to one detail of the story
Onomatopoeias love to “flip” and “flop” over the tongue
Personification doesn’t need a person, to get the job done
Rhythm loves making sound an art
But pure Sentimentality, comes from the heart.
Similes like to compare preachers as goats
While Synecdoche and Metonymies go together like “a bunch of oats”
Syntax falls in line and leads the charge
These are some of the elements of poetry, at large.