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In “Mirror” by Sylvia Plath, a mirror speaks up about its experiences. Each student chose an inanimate object that can be found at their own home, then wrote a poem in the persona of this object. […]

Michael Ondaatje’s “Sweet Like a Crow” is full of wild and almost surreal similes that are rich with imagery. I asked students to connect to their senses to describe their own voice using similes. […]

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