Ode to the sorting hat.

so ragged, frayed, old, and distorted
poor sorting hat that is always neglected
only brought out once a year sorting the kids into the four houses griffondor, slytherin, hufflepuff, and ravenclaw
and only getting to stay out for at least an hour
before it has to go back into the head minister office

well I'll tell you what i think
of that poor old sorting hat
since the day the sorting was founded i always thought
that we should have a day
were all we do is celebrate it
a day where all you do in every class
is learn about the history of the sorting hat
in one class you learn of the making of him
next you learn about his acheivements
learn about his first few years and more

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Ratings and Comments

#1Emily Aca's AvatarEmily Aca (rated this 4)

Um.. it's good. But, you spelled some words wrong. It's good though! (I hate a four rating, but SORRY!)

#2Momoko Asakura's AvatarMomoko Asakura (rated this 6)

#3Allison Prencer's AvatarAllison Prencer (rated this 4)

Nice poem, but you had a few misspelled words and some improper grammar

#4Zuvona Miska's AvatarZuvona Miska (rated this 6)

I like the poem but there are a few mistakes. Very good overal. I think learning about the sorting hat would be lots of fun.

#5India Jolly's AvatarIndia Jolly (rated this 5)

I like the idea of having a day celebrating the sorting hat but I have rated this 5 because of the grammar and spelling mistakes - most noticeably the misspelling of Gryffindor.

#6Lera Kamerat's AvatarLera Kamerat (rated this 8)

Nice one,
Could use a few rimes but over all looks good.

#7Morag McQueen's AvatarMorag McQueen (rated this 7)

I like your thoughts about the sorting hat. Very true indeed.
You want to watch your spelling/typos though, ie head master not minister, or gryffindor...

#8Nikki Walker's AvatarNikki Walker (rated this 5)

#9Molly Pegg's AvatarMolly Pegg (rated this 5)

#10Iselilja Mira Mickelsdottir's AvatarIselilja Mira Mickelsdottir (rated this 4)

#11Louise Potter's AvatarLouise Potter (rated this 4)

#12Serene Otempora's AvatarSerene Otempora (rated this 6)

I really loved your idea about the 'sorting hat day'. It would be interesting to learn about the sorting hat, how it was made and such. But I think that the poem did not flow freely and might be much better enjoyed if it did. I greatly admire your courage to do this.

#13Krystal Jester's AvatarKrystal Jester (rated this 7)

Really liked the beginning of this poem; very descriptive, I could picture the sorting hat in my mind as I read through the rest of the poem. I also like the idea of learning about the history of the sorting hat; I think that would be interesting.

#14Prof. Iruel Riddle's AvatarProf. Iruel Riddle (rated this 6)

#15Rorey Padfoot's AvatarRorey Padfoot (rated this 5)

#16Prof. Rhiannon Llewellyn's AvatarProf. Rhiannon Llewellyn (rated this 5)

#17Claire Sebastian's AvatarClaire Sebastian (rated this 6)

#18Marcie Hobber's AvatarMarcie Hobber (rated this 8)

This was a very nice ode to the sorting hat. :)

It's good that you part your poem into two seperate parts; one that tells about the duty of the hat and another where you tell us what you think the sorting hat deserves for its excellent work. It makes the poem more readable.

A few spelling errors here and there, but I think you did a great job here! :)

#19Winnifred Seas's AvatarWinnifred Seas (rated this 4)

#20Julia Weflynn's AvatarJulia Weflynn (rated this 4)

#21Brenna Westfeld's AvatarBrenna Westfeld (rated this 7)

I really like the feeling and ideas in your poem. The imagery at the beginning is especially nice. If you wanted to make it really great, you could check through for spelling errors and such, but your effort really shines through!

#22Rori Smith's AvatarRori Smith (rated this 4)

#23Prof. Anya Chutney's AvatarProf. Anya Chutney (rated this 5)

Poem could be more interesting with better word choice. The poem does not flow well.

#24Holly Molly's AvatarHolly Molly (rated this 8)

THAT WAS VERY GOOD.I THINK YOU COULD ADD A FEW MORE THINGS,BUT IT WAS VERY GOOD.

#25Colywoble Kirkley's AvatarColywoble Kirkley (rated this 6)

#26Lalaith Lomion's AvatarLalaith Lomion (rated this 4)

The idea of the "Sorting Hat day" is nice. Anyway I find this poem a bit confusioning.

#27Iman Usman's AvatarIman Usman (rated this 7)

#28Chloe Fairchilde's AvatarChloe Fairchilde (rated this 1)

A slap-dash job. Poor spelling, no capitalization, obvious mistakes ("head minister", instead of headmaster). I don't mind that it doesn't rhyme, but it has no rhythm. The end seems very repetetive.

#29Lorelai Lavington's AvatarLorelai Lavington (rated this 4)

#30Thoth Van's AvatarThoth Van (rated this 4)

#31Prof. Tambaqui Balthazar's AvatarProf. Tambaqui Balthazar (rated this 1)

I'll give you a 1 for an attempt, but sadly this is a bad poem I have read.

I think you need to work on your english grammer and punctuation.

Also you may need to re-read your HP books and get the facts right because its Headmaster, not "Minister"

#32Prof. Ben Quaddler's AvatarProf. Ben Quaddler (rated this 7)

#33Elizabeth Dowling's AvatarElizabeth Dowling (rated this 2)

Not to my liking.

#34Gypsy Ardor's AvatarGypsy Ardor (rated this 5)

I like the idea of a Sorting Hat day! This is nice, but it would have been better if you used uppercase letters (especially with "i") and maybe included some more rhythm in how it is written.

#35Xavere Ramano's AvatarXavere Ramano (rated this 5)

ok pretty good

#36Kath Snape's AvatarKath Snape (rated this 5)

Very good! I'm sure the HAT would like to see a special day for it. (he or she)

#37Darylon Walter's AvatarDarylon Walter (rated this 5)

it's all right

#38Jake Patil's AvatarJake Patil (rated this 3)

It's nice, but you have a few grammar and spelling mistakes.

#39Thaliasta McGreave's AvatarThaliasta McGreave (rated this 6)

This is nice. :) I only rated it a six because I feel a few things could've been evened out in the first 'stanza' and there was nothing that super wowed me... but I do like it. Well done.

#40Severia Strictus's AvatarSeveria Strictus (rated this 6)

#41Ani Snape's AvatarAni Snape (rated this 5)

There wasn't really anything that stood out about this for me.

#42Prof. Esmerelda Knotwise's AvatarProf. Esmerelda Knotwise (rated this 1)

An ode is "a lyric poem typically of elaborate or irregular metrical form and expressive of exalted or enthusiastic emotion." I see the irregular metrical form, but there is no emotion in this poem. All you're saying is that we don't see the Sorting Hat but once a year, and you wish there would be a class to learn more about it. There are a few spelling mistakes also.

#43Kiera Burke's AvatarKiera Burke (rated this 5)

Not a bad idea, I'd take a day to learn about the Sorting Hat! Nice, coherent thoughts and solid ideas.

#44Allie Vendryes's AvatarAllie Vendryes (rated this 5)

I think this is a good poem, but it doesnt flow as well as it could.

#45Rose Hanson's AvatarRose Hanson (rated this 5)

I can see where you're going with this. Great start! Unfortunately, you didn't capitalize at the beginning of each line, and you should remember to capitalize your I's. And there are some minor spelling mistakes.

#46Beatrix Snape's AvatarBeatrix Snape (rated this 6)

#47Prof. Charles Pendragon's AvatarProf. Charles Pendragon (rated this 6)

#48Jenna Hathaway's AvatarJenna Hathaway (rated this 5)

It doesn't really feel like the words flow nicely, and there are some spelling mistakes too which is really distracting.

#49Bev Grey's AvatarBev Grey (rated this 8)

Very nice..I like how you described the hat, and then went on to say what should be done to have a better understanding for the poor wise hat.

#50Annastasia Bee's AvatarAnnastasia Bee (rated this 5)

#51Rose Alstien's AvatarRose Alstien (rated this 8)

It's the first one listed, and it's pretty good.

#52Lucas Thor's AvatarLucas Thor (rated this 8)

It is really good but if it had rhymed it would have been alot better. but then again maybe it would had made it less true.
hmm i will have to think about this one.

#53Diane Hartnett's AvatarDiane Hartnett (rated this 4)

#54Catriona Watson's AvatarCatriona Watson (rated this 8)

I like this one like it is speaking from the heart so true and right about the sorting hat indeed.

#55Dottie Williams's AvatarDottie Williams (rated this 4)

#56Prof. Angelus Darklost's AvatarProf. Angelus Darklost (rated this 3)

The misspellings, the use of "head minister" instead of "headmaster"...and the lack of a capitalized "I" makes this a little rough to read.

#57Ashlee Sully's AvatarAshlee Sully (rated this 5)

I think it ended abruptly. Nice go although spelling needs to be double checked!

#58Josh Kortos's AvatarJosh Kortos (rated this 4)

#59Olivia Charm's AvatarOlivia Charm (rated this 7)

well, that's intersting. you wrote in the poem what you think that should be done in honor of the hat.
but i do think that for an ode, you could have wrote it in a more "odey" way.

#60Ireth Halliwell's AvatarIreth Halliwell (rated this 7)

There are some typing mistakes there. Relax, you shouldn't have been too rushed. Anyway, I like the idea that we should have a special class learning about sorting hat.

#61Prof. Ulol Kimil's AvatarProf. Ulol Kimil (rated this 4)

nice try but lots of typos