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Table of Contents Building a Poem An Ars Poetica 2 Homework Monster 3 Class 4 Being a Pencil 5 Cafeteria 6 Math 7 Homework 8
Table of Contents  Building a Poem  An Ars Poetica ................................................................2 Homew...
Building a Poem an Ars Poetica A poem is like a little robot And the writer is like the engineer You can t just try to make one Out of spare parts you found No you need to learn You need to learn the right things To put in your robot So it can become Strong And Mighty You might need some alliteration Or possibly some dialogue Maybe the right thing for your robot Could be a little bit of onomatopoeia You could screw in some metaphors Or attach some similes You never know what you need until you try And Fail Because different robots Will need different things But the thing that all robots need The thing they need to work Is power And in a poem the power that you need Is the power to make the reader feel what they are supposed to feel Whether it is happy Sad Nervous Or mischievous If it is built correctly Once you give this robot its power It comes to life It is a poem
Building a Poem  an Ars Poetica  A poem is like a little robot, And the writer is like the engineer. You can   t just try ...
Homework Monster The homework monster Walks ever so slowly Tells me I am not done His pencil sword Gleaming bright yellow And his eraser shield Dull pink Math reading writing Mandarin spelling essays I sit up in my bed It was a dream I look over at the pile of homework Sitting on my desk I go back to sleep
Homework Monster The homework monster Walks ever so slowly Tells me I am not done His pencil sword, Gleaming bright yellow...
Class Being a student is Boring Being a teacher is Great We learn I teach He is the adult They are the children The boring and bossy adult The sweet and Young children We don t like him I love them Except when they Are bad Paper airplanes Yaaaaaayyyyyyyy Spitballs Noooooooooooooo I feel something Bubbling up inside me We stop They stop We see that he has that look The crazed one They slowly sit down We slowly sit down We realize what we have done I m sorry Principal s office NOW I stop I realize what I have done I m sorry
Class  Being a student is Boring  Being a teacher is Great  We learn I teach He is the adult They are the children The bor...
Being a Pencil Being a pencil is drab And also very painful All night long I sit in a smelly dark pencil case In a smelly dark backpack And here I wait I don t sleep I draw But there is no place to draw in that dark pocket Once my owner wakes up And takes me to school I use up my whole morning writing words Nope Not one drawing Just Words My owner isn t exactly soft with my lead He jerks me around the page And I often get very dizzy And then The worst part of my day is when I can t do it I can t bear keep my lead on with all that pressure So my lead breaks And I go back into the sharpener Every time I go back in there I get shorter And Shorter And one day soon I will be gone forever
Being a Pencil Being a pencil is drab And also very painful All night long I sit in a smelly dark pencil case, In a smelly...
Cafeteria A busy beehive The cafeteria is But there s no good food
Cafeteria A busy beehive The cafeteria is, But there   s no good food
Math While they work I play No one likes math it s boring Uh oh there s a test
Math While they work, I play No one likes math, it   s boring Uh-oh, there   s a test
Homework Homework is a mosquito bite Once you have one You are stuck with it Until it Goes Away In the meanwhile You will be Scratching And itching Until you put medicine on it Or until you stop itching at it Then after a little while It will go away Until you get another
Homework Homework is a mosquito bite Once you have one, You are stuck with it Until it Goes Away In the meanwhile, You wil...
About the Poet Tanner is a fifth grader in Taiwan He likes reading and traveling around the world with his family of seven He likes writing but the thing he likes to write most is poems He likes to go to school but he doesn t like homework
About the Poet Tanner is a fifth grader in Taiwan. He likes reading and traveling around the world with his family of seve...