ARMT Poetry Review. ARMT TESTING . Next week’s ARMT will ask you identify the different types of poetry. You will need to be familiar with the characteristics of each type listed here. ballads, lyrics, epics, haikus, limericks, and sonnets. Ballads. A short, musical narrative song or poem.
The Indian removal actgave power to use force,to make the Indians retractpast Mississippi's course.
The Indians transplanted, wereleft to pursue their liferoaming free west of the river.Then later came the strife.
The Civil War had ended.White people wanted land.Farmers, miners, trappers, all movedwest to try their hand.
The timbermen and railroadersall helped to forge the way.Indian land, prime territorywas where they meant to stay.
The government had promised theIndian's salvation,so they signed a treaty to stayon a reservation.
In exchange they'd get a paymentbut promises weren't kept.In desperate fighting for redressmany tears were wept.
Well-armed and well-fed soldiers hadeffectively destroyedthe independent Indiansnow scattered and deployed.
Their way of life has disappeared,with it old traditions.Now living in a white mans worldunder new conditions.
It's so hard to find employment.They keep it all inside,malnutrition and dysfunctionalcohol, suicide.
Betrayed, their freedom stolen,they feel isolation.Indians endure their lives inquiet desperation.
“Dying” (aka I heard a fly buzz when I died )
by Emily Dickinson
I heard a fly buzz when I died;The stillness round my formWas like the stillness in the airBetween the heaves of storm.
Silver dawn awakesthe new day is born againinnocent and fresh
There was a Young Lady whose chinResembled the point of a pin:So she had it made sharp,And purchased a harp,And played several tunes with her chin.- Edward Lear