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March 27, 2011


Thanks for a fabulous week of blogs. DL

Dear, Ms. Lindenberg
I am a 11th grade student, and i have chosen one of your poem for an event called poetry out loud. It is where students memorize poem and recite them the for the class. this year i selected one of your poems titled "The Carnival".I was wondering if you could give me some insight on why you wrote this poem. But before poetry out loud we are looking for poetry terms in each poem, and with those terms we have to right a paper on them "to make the poem stronger" which i have no clue what that means. A few terms i found while reading your poem was Inversion,Imagery, Personification, Simile, and Repetition. I am sure that there are plenty more, but these were the ones that stuck out to me. The reason why i think you used inversion was to be mysterious and hidden. you try to mixed up the word order so the reader can not fully understand who you are, like when you talk about the mask, you could be hiding something from your childhood. It could be a horrific incident or feelings for someone long gone and u talk about the masks that u hide behind. Has anything horrific happend in your childhood? and could you tell me a little about your life? Thankyou for taking the time to read this because i know you are probably very busy.

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

from New and Selected Poems by David Lehman


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