By Andy Vo
by jumping on goombas.
by the flames of Bowser,
[A8] as his fireballs, bouncing
off to the distance,
knocking down any koopa.
of rushing into empty castles,
to only hear,
But the princess is in another castle.
[A1]I am trying to make a poem similar to “Flames.” In the way Collins introduce more and more of the character in his own twist
[A2]I try to keep the title vague to give the reader a chance to think and guess what the poem is about. It is similar to Collins’s other poems.
[A3]I first introduce a character that is well known to the public. This gives the reader to imagine and picture the character first before I place my twist on it similarly to Collins.
[A4]The first few lines introduces and image that supports the image of most people, only to completely change in a few lines later.
[A5]I tried to give some characterization to Mario by making him more human. In the end it gives a little humor because it would be funny to imagine Mario tired.
[A6]I placed my own twist on Mario at this point. Similar to Collins, I am describing more of the character and surprising the reader with a different image.
[A7]Similar to “Flames.” He separates each sentence to its own stanza, while splitting the sentence to small lines.
[A8]I try to be descriptive similar to Collins.
[A9]By giving Mario emotion, it conflicts with the image of Mario in most people’s minds. It is similar to Collins’s description of Smokey the Bear.
[A10]I am trying to get some humor by bringing in the famous line in the Super Mario games.