2005 Creativity project by Disneyluver

Summary: waaaay back when in December 2005, I did my english comp II creativity project. I decided to read two of my original poems and compare and contrast them to a famous poem. In this case the two original poems I chose were "The Battle" and "Into the Lion's den", both of which are here on fictionpress, and I compared them to the famous poem "The Naming of parts. I think I got a good grade on the project , which I presented on December 13, 2005.


We watch as they come across the field

Only one of us shall win while the others will be crushed beneath the winner's heels.

We ourselves have won many of the minor scuffles

But lost a few

Millions would love to be in our shoes.

It's Darwin's Natural Selection but on a much larger scale

Some armies will outlast others

While others are destined to fail.

We attack them with our mighty swords

For only one shall be taking home the coveted Best Picture award.



That time of year is nearing yet again

We must assemble armies brave enough

To take huge risks like the person who walks into the sleeping lion's den

Answering the call will be hundreds of willing loyal men and women

Eagar to go places and to awake the instinct to fight

But a chosen few will we select.

We pray that they will survive the many battles that pave the way to the holy night

For remember this:

Disney's own little Chihiro won the sought after Animated Feature Film Oscar

Not but a few months ago

"Ice Age will freeze her in its bitter cold

She'll get naught and they the gold"

People did predict.

But what happened was the complete opposite.

The moral from this story is:

At the Oscars until the envelope is opened and read

You never quite know what to expect


I decided to compare both of these original poems to the famous poem "The Naming of Parts". All three seem like they are about something different than what they are really about so it's like the writer is tricking your mind. "Naming of Parts" at first glance looks like it is about spring-cleaning, while in reality it is about war. When I wrote "The Battle" way back in fall 2002, I was just writing my feelings about the Best Picture race, and what my poem ended up becoming was a poem that is deceptive about the subject from the title until all the way down to the two remaining lines. My junior Language Arts teacher copied the poem into everyone's journal (aside from the last two lines) and had them write an entry on what they thought the poem was about. I didn't really make "Into the Lions' Den" sound like "The Battle" or "Naming of Parts" at all, although the title and the first seven lines make you think that there is going to be some kind of war.