In this blog post I will be writing about my interpretation on the poem ‘End of April’ by Phillis Levin. The poem ‘End of April’ is poem number 178 and has 8 stansa’s. When I look at the first stansa of the poem, ‘I found a robin’s egg, broken, but not shattered,’ I thought of the egg as an egg, but when the second stansa starts with ‘I had been thinking of you,’ I started to think of the egg as a broken heart and not an egg. I could start to imagine an egg falling out of a nest on a tree. As the poem continues I started to get a stronger feeling of the poem being about a broken heart, or someone loosing someone. When the author is describing the egg in the third stansa as ‘a delicate toy, as light as confetti’ you start to get a feeling of how fragile the egg is. In the fourth stansa of the poem the author writes’It didn’t seem real, but nature will do such things from time to time,’ I did not really know what to think of it. The more I thought of it I thought maybe it was that it did not feel real loosing the the person and that life does that to people, instead of nature does that from time to time. On the fifth and sixth stansa I was was confused, because it says something about looking inside of something. I thought that the person was looking inside her heart and the crown was missing, the crown being the lost loved one. The poem ends with ‘where, periodically, it opens up its wings, tearing me apart.’ That is my favorite stansa in the poem. When I hear it I think of the song ‘What hurts the most’ By Rascal Flatts. The girl in that music video just lost her boyfriend in a car accident and she cries and cries and it looks as if she is falling apart herself.
When I saw the title of the poem I thought it would be a sad poem. I thought this because it said ‘End of April,’ the word end is negative therefore I assumed that the poem was negative. I thought that the poem would be about Spring time ending and not about a broken heart.
I do not really like the fourth and fifth stansa because I do not like the way it is written. I think that it what the author is trying to express could be written in a different way. Though I do like the fluidness of the poem and the fact that it uses so many metaphors for the different ways of expressing its meaning.
The Pros of google-docs:
We think the pros of google presentation compared to keynote or powerpoint is that it can be edited anywhere anytime if you have a google account and you can share it with another person to work on the project together. But while google docs has all these interesting parts, we also think that powerpoint has pros such as easier formatting and that it never auto saves what you don’t want to save.
The Cons of google-docs:
Even though there are a lot of pros about google presentation, I think that the cons of google presentation is the part that it is harder(for us) to handle. We had a hard time trying to take out some highlights (that we managed at last). We also think that a part that the other applications are easier to work with is because of the amount of things we can easily do without having to try everything.
Hye-Won and I were studying volleyball. We both chose this because we were interested in volleyball since we had both been involved in this year’s volleyball team. We think that this presentation taught us that it is pretty hard not to take your eyes off of the presentation or the paper, (It depends on situation.) We also learned that some backgrounds aren’t appropriate to use as a background since it is distracting and hard to read off of, (Look at our ‘Pros and Cons’ slide.)
Hi I am Mia,
I’m in grade 8 in Yokohama International School. I am 13 and I have lived in Japan for 11 years now. I am from Japan, England and America. I love it here. I love sports, I play field hockey, basketball, and volleyball. I love english it is one of my favorite subjects. I love writing poems and finding different ways to express myself. I love to travel. Because my Dad lives in Germany I get to travel there a lot. My parents like to take me to many places. I have been to Germany, Japan, America, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Dubai, Hong Kong, France, and more:)
Favorite Colour: White, Purple, Pink
Favorite Flower: Rose
Favorite Drink: Lichi Juice (I HATE Fizzy drinks)
Favorite Singer: Sterling Knight (About Sterling Knight)
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Siblings: Alexander and Alexcia
Favorite Food: Sushi, Vegetable, Ramen and Pasta
Favorite Songs: “Hips don’t Lie”, “Cali, Cali, Cali”, “Magic”, and “Firework”
Favorite Movies: Twilight Series!!!
Favorite Books: Twilight Saga!!!
Favorite Actor: Robert Pattinson (ROBsessed)
Friends: Leticia, Sophie, Andreas, Kreso, Kanna, and NEIL.