Speaker for the Dead Poems

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By: Aaron Bastian
English Period. 4
Mrs. Seeck
1/09/13

Speaker For The Dead written by: Orson Scottcard

My Depart
By: Ender Wiggin

The time has come for me to go

To leave this place I have called home
It's beautiful snowy landscape of mountains and seas where the cold of the climate is outdone only by the warmth of togetherness
It will soon be but a memory

the thought of abandoning my beloved Valentine for whom I care for like no other forces me to remember a pain I have not felt for a long time

but I must depart for those I have wronged to give them a chance at the life which I blindly took from them

Poetic Devices:
Simile, Imagery, Line break, Stanza break
Context:
Ender has to leave his home, Trondheim, in order to help the hive queen start a new life. Before this novel ender unknowingly wiped out the bugger race and promised to give the hive queen life again. When Ender leaves, he is leaving not only his home, but all the memories he has built here along with his loving sister Valentine.
Analyzation:
In this poem I tried to portray the sadness Ender was feeling to leave his life but also the sense of duty he felt to the hive queen. I used Stanza break to highlight those feelings separately. I used imagery in describing Trondheim so that the reader could get a sense of what he is leaving.

The Speaker
By: Quim Ribeira

why must you come here come into my family change what I held dear

slowly you build trust
Olhado, Miro, Quara all lay at your feet

even my mother
Novinha, has fallen prey to your overt deceit

I look to her gaze her fair eyes like a fire burning with desire

you have won them all but I will remain enduring from your coercion

what is your intent do you think to be father for he has since past

Poetic Devices:
Haiku, Symbol, Stanza break, Metaphor, Rhyme
Context:
The Catholic leader of Lusitania has told the people of the colony to ignore and stay away from

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