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Best 11Th Grade Poems

Below are the all-time best 11Th Grade poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of 11th grade poems written by PoetrySoup members


Premium Member We Are Not Merely Poets
Some of us are secretive at first. We hide our poetry’s soul self, 
gently letting her peep out; sometimes regretting it immediately.
Fearful of critiques from...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member Oceana
Oceana

Oceana flings her sequined petticoats
Upon the sands
As if to toss the seaweed 
From the
Swirling edges
While she dances with the wind
With each turn she swings her...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What Is Stopping You
What is holding you back?
What is stopping you?
What is making you uncomfortable 
about asking?
about wanting?
about dreaming?
about wishing?
about expecting?
about planning?
about setting new goals?
about learning new things?
about...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member What Color Are You
What color are you?
You! You! You! You! You! You! I could do this all day. Smirk.
I am not talking about hair color, eye color, or...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member My Paintings Call My Name
My art delights me, covers my walls.
Smiling, dancing, laughing magical beings.
Reminding me how much I love to choose colors.
Appreciated by no one as much as...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse



Premium Member A Bullfrog's Croak


Silent as smoke, darkness descends,
shadows merge, and daylight soon ends. 
For summoned by a bullfrog's croak
darkness descends, silent as smoke.

The moon pools in ebony skies,
and...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Quatrain
Premium Member Time


Time is not
     a ticking clock,
          it has
    ...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Verse
Premium Member A Knee-jerk Reaction
Love is an act of endless forgiveness,
a tender look which becomes a habit ~ Peter Ustinov



An outpouring of feelings
that surges up from the heart
and splashes...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member In the Know with VanGogh
In the know
With Van Gogh
You all think you know him
But who channels him?
Who swims in color?
Who has paint on their hands in a perpetual way?
You...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Light Verse
Premium Member edges

ebony edges
day depleted of color...
scarlet stained sunset


(Haiku)


July, 23, 2020
Haiku or Senyru Poetry Contest
By: Constance La France...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Haiku
Premium Member Imperceptible


Sol slowly sinks into the pitch of night,
while cricket chirps join bellowing bullfrogs.
The setting sun colors the edge of light
while woodpeckers drum on old hollow...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Sonnet
Rise Up
Rise Up

Rise up to the blessing of another day.
To all that awaits you this moment.
To all that will challenge you and enlighten you.
 
Rise up...

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Categories: 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member To My High School Math Teacher
Thank you, Mr. Rogers (yes, his real name!) 
for rescuing me from teenage purgatory.

       Perplexed teenager, lacking social lumen
...

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© John Watt  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Italian Sonnet
Premium Member Blink Out

Life is a

free fall feeling

face first

into the wind.

You can't predict its

direction

or speed,

so, don't try.

Enjoy

the weightless 

sensation

of flight as you fall.

Knowing that someday your 

flame...

will simply...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Verse
Premium Member Green Oasis

I overhear feisty breezes
whispering words of gibberish
amidst the sound of rustling leaves.

Setting the treetops aflutter
they garner secrets from the wind,
decoding subtle sighs and heaves.

Like an...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Verse
A Burst Of Orange
A Burst Of Orange
By Lauren Hardman 

For me,
Orange
Bright and new 
Symbolizes warmth 
Acceptance 
And strength.

Orange blends well 
With fuchsia pink.
The two colors 
Match up nicely
To...

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Categories: 11th grade, art, joy,
Form: I do not know?
Premium Member SUICIDE RIPOSTE

In midst of evading sounds and shadows
Lurks the soulless in search of reasoning
Whilst in the fullness, a youth bud still grows
Yet heard less, seen less,...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member In Awe With Aurora Borealis
aurora borealis spiritual realm
ethereal water paint leaves me breathless
God’s handiwork, His paintbrush at the helm.
reverent silence,  heavenly caress,

ethereal water paint leaves me breathless
wonderment complete...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Pantoum
Premium Member Full Corn Moon
She tiptoes in quietly, pushing out summer.
There is a hush in the corn fields.
Even the crows are silent.
Scratch. Scratch. Everyone is readying themselves.

Full corn moon,...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Personification
Premium Member Be Loyal
Be loyal whether things are going your way or not.
Unite with your fellow dwellers
Speak your mind 
After you listen to their views
Take them seriously
You are...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Christmas Holy Feelings
Santa Claus’s Elves were dancing and singing
Beautiful gifts they were aptly bringing.
Warm fireplace heated the workshop cozy.
Red poinsettia the Christmas posy.

Melodic singing as angels got...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Sonnet
Premium Member Wear Only Your Skin
                 Never apologize for being exactly  
 ...

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Categories: 11th grade, 12th grade,
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Grudges do not Work for Me
I held a grudge 'til four o'clock
And then I watched TV.
Remembered it at nine.
It very much hurt me.

Took grudge to bed and nurtured it.
Next to...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Alliteration For Poets
Alliteration always awesome
Ballad beyond barnyard basics
Crystalline calls careful consonants,

Diamante delivers deeply
Enthusiasm excites eager ears,
Fanciful frolicking faerie

Generously gives grateful glee
Hyping haiku to heavenly heights,
Imagery and imagination

Jubilantly...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Alliteration
Premium Member Fashionably Deadly
Movie star eyes
Perfect caramel skin
Screech. That would be too perfect.
Change that to something pastier
Alabaster maybe

The monster in the mirror 
Smiled with her green eyes
Vivian Leigh...

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Categories: 10th grade, 11th grade,
Form: Dramatic Verse