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BC: The End

FC: It's the little moments that make life big. | Billy Collins

1: March 22, 1941 | Birthdate

2: Birthplace: New York City

4: Education | -Professor at Lehman College - | Professor at Lehman College

6: The | Other works that he has written: | The Art of Drowning

7: Taking Off Emily Dickinsons Clothes

9: Billy Collins

10: Introduction To Poetry

11: zxcZXcx

13: Paraphrased: I want them to take a poem and look at it in the light.

14: day

15: Paraphrased: Put an ear up to the outside to listen

17: Age is merely the number of years the world has been enjoying you. | Paraphrased: Put a mouse into it and let it find its own way out.

18: day

19: Paraphrase: go deep into the poem, into the dark, and feel for the light. Find your way out.

21: Paraphrase: I want them to glide across the poem, taking in every aspect of the poem.

23: Paraphrase: All readers want to do is to over analyze the poem.

25: Paraphrase: All readers want to do is to over complicate the poem and not appreciate it for its full value and worth.

26: Theme:

27: Poetry is something that should be experienced and enjoyed.

28: The Speaker:

29: The poem is written in the speakers point of view.

30: Tone: | The tone is encouraging with a humorous, yet mocking twist.

31: When the speaker personifies the poem as a prisoner, Collins is not trying to give poetry a negative connotation He is creating a mocking attitude to alert the readers. .

32: Poetic Devices:

33: Metaphor | Simile | Imagery | Rhyme Scheme | Symbol

34: Metaphor | The poem is compared to a color slide. The poet is saying that the reader needs to squint their eyes to see the picture clearly.

35: An open home, an open heart, here grows a bountiful harvest. | Simile | Rhyme Scheme | "hold it up to the light like a color slide." The poet compares the poem to a color slide. | There is no "set" rhyme scheme. The lines are broken up by the five senses.

36: Symbol | The room is a symbol for having the option of just going in a finding it the easy way, or actually going through, taking one time to grasp the true meaning. | When the poet talks about walking into the poem's room and feeling the walls for a light switch, the poet is making the room a symbol.

37: Imagery | The imagery in the poem is vivid. The way the poet describes the poem is with clear pictures. One can clearly visualize the poem.

38: Connection to Never Let Me Go:

39: In Never Let Me Go, at Hailsham, the students are encouraged to create. Just like Billy Collins does to encourage his readers.

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