The First Atomic Bomb

By Joice Im

The war was still going on between Japan and the United States,
Many people dying, many homes being destroyed,
The houses tumbling down, the windows cracked, and the broken gates,
Many people dying, many people crying out for help as they see
the corrupted surroundings.
*BOOOOM*
The sound so loud, a noise so new, a deafening sound…
that has never been heard before.
The first atomic bomb, dropped on the homes of many Japanese people
in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Little Boy is not so little killing ninety percent of the people
in the city of Hiroshima,
Fat Man wiping out one-third of Nagasaki…
killing about forty thousand lives.

The terror the people must have felt, the fear, trying to escape the bombs…
The horrifying catastrophe going on,
My calling out to help the people escaping, I want to help.
This tragic moment that the survivors lived through,
How strong and brave they must have been,
Having to lose everything and everyone they cherished…
But still staying strong through all the suffering;
Respect.
That is all. Respecting the survivors,
The ones who went through all the hard times, but have endured.

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Famous Poems: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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"Paradise Lost" is a famous epic poem by John Milton. What is the next line of this poem after "Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit"?

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"The Odyssey" is a famous epic poem by Homer. What is the next line of this poem after "Tell me, O Muse, of that ingenious hero"?

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"Shall I compare thee to a summer's day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate:"

- What is the next line of this sonnet?

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"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons;" - What is the next line of this poem by T.S. Eliot?

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"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" is a famous poem by T.S. Eliot. What is the next line of this poem after "Do I dare / Disturb the universe?"?

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"I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair" is the opening line of a poem by Pablo Neruda. What is the next line of this poem?

7 / 20

"I wandered lonely as a cloud, 

That floats on high o'er vales and hills, 

When all at once I saw a crowd, 

A host, of golden daffodils."

 

 - What is the title of this poem?

8 / 20

"Because I could not stop for Death – 

He kindly stopped for me – 

The Carriage held but just Ourselves – 

And Immortality." 

 

- What is the title of this poem?

 

 - Who is the author of this poem?

9 / 20

"Do not go gentle into that good night,

 Old age should burn and rave at close of day; 

Rage, rage against the dying of the light."

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

10 / 20

"A Contribution to Statistics" is a famous poem by Wislawa Szymborska. What is the next line of this poem after "Out of a hundred people"?

11 / 20

"For oft, when on my couch I lie In vacant or in pensive mood, 

They flash upon that inward eye Which is the bliss of solitude." 

 

- Who is the author of this poem?

12 / 20

"Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all." 

- Who is the author of this poem?

13 / 20

"Because I could not stop for Death, 

He kindly stopped for me; 

The carriage held but just ourselves, 

And Immortality."

 

What is the title of this poem?

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"Ozymandias" is a famous poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley. What is the next line of this poem after "I met a traveller from an antique land"?

15 / 20

"Ode to a Nightingale" is a famous poem by John Keats. What is the next line of this poem after "My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains"?

16 / 20

"I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."

- What is the title of this poem?

17 / 20

"Because I could not be with you, I will write across the page the words I was too afraid to speak, I was too afraid to stay, I was too afraid to leave."

 

- What is the title of this poem?

18 / 20

"The Waste Land" is a famous poem by T.S. Eliot. What is the next line of this poem after "April is the cruellest month"?

19 / 20

"Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there; I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow."

 

- What is the title of this poem?

20 / 20

"I am the master of my fate, 

I am the captain of my soul." 

 

- What is the title of this poem?

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Forms Of Poetry: 20 Multiple-Choice Questions

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of a single line, typically with a specific syllable count or word limit, and often used to convey a strong emotion or idea?

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What is the name of the poetic form consisting of two lines, with the first line asking a question and the second line providing an answer?

3 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms originated in Italy?

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Which of the following poetic forms consists of a series of six-line stanzas, with a specific rhyme scheme and the repetition of certain end words throughout the poem?

5 / 20

What is the name for a poetic form consisting of 14 lines with a specific rhyme scheme and meter?

6 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem with three stanzas of three lines each, followed by a single four-line stanza, with a specific rhyme scheme and syllable count?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a five-line stanza with a syllable count of 2-4-6-8-2, and typically contains a humorous or witty twist at the end?

8 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form in which the last word of each line is repeated throughout the poem?

9 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form in which the poem's shape on the page reflects its subject matter?

10 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form in which each line or stanza repeats the same sequence of words, but in reverse order?

11 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a poem that describes or meditates on the natural world, often using vivid imagery and sensory language?

12 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form in which two rhyming lines of iambic pentameter are followed by a rhyming line of iambic tetrameter?

13 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form consisting of 17 syllables arranged in three lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables?

14 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form in which the first letter of each line spells out a word or phrase?

15 / 20

What is the name of the poetic form consisting of a series of unrhymed tercets followed by a quatrain, with the same end words used throughout the poem in a specific pattern?

16 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by three-line stanzas, with the second line repeating as the last line of the previous stanza?

17 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by three-line stanzas, with a syllable count of 5-7-5 and a seasonal reference?

18 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by six sestets and a final tercet, with a complex pattern of repeating end words?

19 / 20

Which of the following poetic forms originated in ancient Greece and typically consists of a long narrative poem about heroic deeds?

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Which of the following poetic forms is characterized by a series of eight-line stanzas, with a rhyme scheme of A-B-A-B-B-C-B-C?

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