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  • T - Title
  • P - Paraphrase
  • C - Connotations
  • I feel a flea!
  • It's a poem about writing and reading poetry.
  • A - Attitude
  • She explains that poetry can be boring but, when you really read it, it can cause big emotions. Compares to how humans don't like what they don't understand. It says that it isn't good to hate on business or schooling and that poets are only good when they become 'literalists of the imagination'. Then says, if you care about rawness and the abstract and genuine, then you like poetry.
  • S - Shifts
  • Imagery: Hands that can grasp; eyes that can dilate; hair that can rise. Simile: "Critic twitching like a horse that feels a flea."
  • T - Theme
  • The three distinct tones in this poem are, sarcastic, humorous and direct
  • The only major shifts in this poem are the 5 separate stanzas.
  • POETRY
  • The poem is about poetry. It says that poetry can be misunderstood and that it is actually helpful and useful. And, this poem explains what good characteristics of poetry are.
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