Never Forget Boxer

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This found poem was created by using the book “Animal Farm” by George Orwell and Adobe Photoshop. I took words and phrases from the book to create the poem. This poem is about the characterization of one of the characters named, Boxer.

 

Boxer is not the main character in the book. He is a horse along with Clover in “Animal Farm”. However, he played a huge part in making the Windmill and the Battle of the Cowshed. Without Boxer, the Windmill wouldn’t have been complete and the farm wouldn’t be as successful in the beginning. In the story, Boxer is being described as a strong and muscular horse. He would arrange one of the cockerels to wake him up half an hour earlier than the other animals. He would also volunteer labour before the normal work began. Boxer was very determined, hard worker, and very loyal. Not only did Boxer help build the Windmill and volunteer labour, he was a brave fighter in the Battle of the Cowshed. Boxer isn’t very smart, but instead of thinking about himself, he worries about the farm. Because of Boxer’s attitude and his work, many of the animals admire him. His personal motto is: “I will work harder!” As you can see, the poem above talks about his physical appearance and his motto. You can see his characterization and his personality through this poem.

 

Picture citation:

“Boxer from Animal Farm, George Orwell.” Sandra Lynn Gray Art. N.p., 07 Oct. 2007. Web. 02 Feb. 2016.

“Fishing’s dumb.” (Found Poem)

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This poem is found in page 4 of The Bass, The River, and Sheila Mant by W.D. Wetherell. The poem was when the boy asked Sheila out to the concert and they were on the canoe. The boy’s hobby is fishing but Sheila dislikes fishing and thinks it is dumb. However, the boy does not want to look dumb to Sheila, but realizes that he hooked the biggest bass he had ever hooked before. The poem is the conflict, he can’t decide weather or not to catch the fish or choose Sheila. In the poem it says that Sheila thinks fishing is dumb and he hooked a big bass. The problem is that he doesn’t want her to know but truly wants to pick up the bass. The background of the poem shows a lake and canoe and it represents the setting they are in, in this scene.