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The Psalms and Wisdom Literature:

The Psalms and Wisdom Literature Kevin J. Youngblood

A Reading Strategy:

A Reading Strategy Chapter 1 It was a cold, wet, autumn night. A shadowy figure emerged from the abandoned building, clutching his tan raincoat tightly and walking nervously, quickly across the street. With every step he left a crimson footprint. Suddenly, a siren pierced the silence of the night. The dark stranger broke into a full sprint until he disappeared into the glass and steel forest of downtown Manhattan.

A Reading Strategy:

A Reading Strategy Recent Bombings Threaten to Delay Elections Sources close to the government indicate that officials are considering postponing national elections due to the recent increase in violence in parts of the country. “We want to insure our citizens that it is safe to participate in our new democracy. We are not sure that we can do that until more troops are recruited and adequately trained,” an official said last Thursday. The President is scheduled to hold a press conference tomorrow to address the security concerns and propose solutions that will keep the elections on schedule.

A Reading Strategy:

A Reading Strategy a pretty a day (and every fades) is here and away (but born are maids to flower an hour in all,all) o yes to flower until so blithe a doer a wooer some limber and lithe some very fine mower a tall;tall some jerry so very (and nellie and fan) some handsomest harry (and sally and nan they tremble and cower so pale:pale)

A Reading Strategy:

A Reading Strategy 1 Won't you come and see loneliness? Just one leaf from the kiri tree. 2 Temple bells die out. The fragrant blossoms remain. A perfect evening!

Common Features of Poetry:

Common Features of Poetry Elevated/unusual use of language Appeals to the imagination Emotive rhetoric Poems persuade through images rather than through arguments. Poems stretch the limits of language to communicate at a deeper level Poetry is God’s way of speaking to “right –brained” people

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Poetry Prose Truth is not just correct, it is also beautiful

Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins:

Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins I ask them to take a poem and hold it up to the light like a color slide or press an ear against its hive . I say drop a mouse into a poem and watch him probe is way out, or walk inside the poem’s room and feel the walls for a light switch. I want them to waterski across the surface of a poem waving at the author’s name on the shore. But all they want to do is tie the poem to a chair with rope and torture a confession out of it. They begin beating it with a hose to find out what it really means.

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