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Facing It Her day has started her eyes are open The buzzer rings its time to learn As time passes she switches classes The sermon bores her her eyes start to close Take the bus Grab your lunch Dont forget to lock the door Shes wide-awake Her lives at stake Has she failed to do her chores Take good notes Pay attention Your future will depend on this Her thoughts are poised on self-achievement Yet finds herself below the rest Her lurid eyes engage in learning The frigid book clutched near her breast Her work is never good enough My expectations are never met It seems like things are slowly descending In a downward spiral of words left unsaid I go home Waiting Thinking Dreaming Of the day that I may rest again Diction The implied meaning of the word choice in paragraph 3 was meant to show her enduring behavior no matter how stressed the girl really is The diction starts out with a colloquial tone and ends with a more formal one more used for writing Images You can almost get a glimpse of what the girl in the poem really looks like Details The quotation marks throughout the poem are meant to represent not only what she is thinking but her self-conscience as well Sentence Structure Note how the first paragraph flows while the next paragraph is more blunt and to the point The sudden change from the sentences in paragraph one to the snappy short ones in the following paragraph assist in this I used long lengthy sentences at the beginning to emphasize the drastic change of emotions in the second paragraph The second paragraph was meant to be the climax of the entire poem the point at which the reader should feel the most association to what the character is going through At this point the reader
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