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I need help changing this poem?

I need help changing this poem? Topic: How to write a poem for middle school
July 17, 2019 / By Lauren
Question: I wrote this poem about lifes journey for my english class. She said she loved it but that it was to general. I need help making it about something more specific. Something toward highschools journey or the journey from preteen to teenageer. Middle school to highschool, that type of thing. PLEASE HELP i'm completely stuck! Heres the poem: Wandering through life, In this youth of mine, I cannot see what lies before me. Many crooked roads, All leading to different places, With no guarantees what lies ahead. Which path should i take? And once I decide, How will it lead me? With no definite endine, And no honest answer, How is it possible to succeed? I don't want to be misled, Or make any mistakes, That may take be down the unforgiving trail, But in the journey of life, These things must be done, If you wish to prevail. I think if i just come up with a more specific title it would lead it towards my teachers qualifications. Any THoughts on a title?
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Jillie Jillie | 8 days ago
Tell your teacher to go stick it!.....your poem is brilliant if you think it is and if it's come from the heart. I like it!
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Jillie Originally Answered: I need help changing this poem?
Tell your teacher to go stick it!.....your poem is brilliant if you think it is and if it's come from the heart. I like it!

Frea Frea
The ONLY thing I can think of, because I really really like the poem just the way it is, would be to say near the end: But in this journey of adolescence, These things must be done, If you wish to prevail. That leaves the rest intact, but does make it more specific, right? It's a wonderful poem. I honestly don't think it needed any changes but you gotta do what you gotta do. Great job.
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Darian Darian
Nice poem You can with the opening line..." wandering through life" narrow your field...instead of life..make it more highschool range...1-4 years ..umm through freshman status to Senior......blah blah ...you with me? You can add some lines that narrow your age a little more that can say to the reader she is speaking on 15-18 years of age. The line"Which path should i take?...you can something about a college option or perhaps military service, this further lets the reader know this is post HS...or make a reference to HS or perhaps getting a GED, this lets the reader know ..this is post Middleschool...entering HS age "But in the journey of life"......but in the journey from middle school to highschool...... but in the journey from preteen to teenager..... All you need are some simple revisons. I know my thoughts are a bit jumbled but I do hope they help. I didn't really organize, just wrote off the top of my head Good Luck Earth
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Brandy Brandy
Well, I like it as it. But, since I dealt with the same type of teacher in high school, let me try anyway... Which path should I take? Should i choose college or career? And how do you choose at such a young age? Once I decide, What happens when I get there? What if I choose wrong? How will it lead me? Do I want to be lead by my life Or let it lead me? Will it lead to a family? Will it lead to a life of solitude? Will it lead, to happiness?
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Aleesha Aleesha
your poem is awesome the way it is !!!!! why should you change it just because your teacher says so? it's your poem not hers! How ever... if she really is forcing you to change it I'm not sure what you can do with out writing another poem completely.....if you have time to do that you should just write another poem. If not .........well its up to you to decide if you really want to change it. To add stuff about specifically high school seems to take away meaning from the poem.
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Aleesha Originally Answered: What is the meant by paraphrasing a stanza of a poem? and Can someone please tell me how to paraphrase a poem?
A stanza is one verse of the poem. To paraphrase simply means to write it in your own words. It should not come out as a poem for you though. It should be a short few sentences of written text. EDIT: For example: Brother, my brother, How selfish was I While you seemed to struggle, I sat idly by Brother, why did I selfishly sit idly by while you did nothing but struggle. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/confessio...

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