My first writing assignment of this week was worth 3 stars, and it was the Poem Parody writing assignment.
“Take a poem and create a parody of it! Make a sonnet from Shakespeare into an ode to your cat, or rewrite Poe’s “The Raven” to be about Star Wars — shoot for anything you can come up with. The more ridiculous, the better! ”
I decided to pick this because I love poems and the importance of each word selected in one. So the idea of switching those to fit a new idea is super creative and challenging for me. I took this creative opportunity and related it back to the superhero theme of our class! First I search the internet for a poem that gave me enough time to put a whole superhero feel into it. Then once I decided on a poem I began editing switching up words until I got to my final product! Enjoy.
The Original: Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
The Remix: Still I Fly by Jordan Pamlanye
With your hope, superhero sized hopes,
You may hold my name up high
But still, like my cape, I’ll fly.Does my superness excite you?
Why are you overwhelmed with glee?
‘Cause I fly like I’ve got wings
Shooting out of my spine.
Just like villains and like enemies,
With the certainty of evil,
Just like the good soaring high,
Still I’ll fly.
Did you wish to meet me?
Mask and cape, and all?
Shoulders pushed back in pride.
Strengthened by your help me cries.
Does my power protect you?
Don’t you love that I am here
‘Cause I watch over you like you are
My family in my own back yard.
Villains may shoot me with their lasers,
Villains may cut me with their knifes,
Villains may kill me with their evil,
But still, like air, I’ll fly.
Does my hope upset you?
Does it come as a surprise
That I dance like I’ve got allies
At each one of my sides?
Out of the plenty of history books
Up from a different planet that’s way up in space
I’m a red like my cape, jumping high and strong,
Punching and fighting I defend the city.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a day full of unknown danger
Bringing the powers that my planet gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the city.