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I chose this poem.  Or, rather, it chose me.  Because of how much I could relate it with my own  life. My first impression of this poem was reminiscent.  The poem intrigues  me. Yet, at the same time it makes me disappointed .  A line that particularly makes me...

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  • April 17, 2021

Dear Nicolle: I am intrigued by your poem, “Home,” because of the idea that with family you are at peace and always feel safe. It's something I can relate to. One line that stands out for me is, “The good and bad in these closed walls Is home”. I think...

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  • @Drew
  • February 11, 2021

Dear Luisa : I am Pleased by your poem, “The Streets We Walk,” because Of the common idea and surroundings of the place where you (and I may) walk past everyday. One line that stands out for me is, “Walking to the deli and Talking to the workers”. I...

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  • @Drew
  • February 11, 2021

Dear Ocean: I am emotionally Inspired by your poem, “Central Park,” because of the way you describe it and how you use the beauty of it's nature. One line that stands out for me is, “ and the feeling of a breeze that can help relieve. With the smell of fresh...

Yea this moment between Tish and Fonny was cute. It honestly shows how deep his love is for her because he wants her safe.

I think it means a lot to both Tish and Fonny because a mothers support is beautiful. And instead of being downgraded for having a baby so "young" she is uplifting them.

The concept of Men going out to mess around with other woman as there wife stays inside, cooks, cleans and takes care of the children. Was disgusting to me, So whenever I see it I like to share something about it. Especially since it is not something that...

Again just like the comments I choose above, Their relationship. It was very strong and gave them the ability to get through the rough times. Aka Fonny being in jail.

I choose this one because it's something most people can connect with. Kids may think a parent loves one more than the other, because they give them more attention. And To me it's very common between siblings.

Racism is a big issue and I will always stand by the change and improvement to come, for black people. Life should have never been like this.

I picked this one because it was great to see the connection Tish and Fonny had with one another. How much they loved each other.

I picked this now comment because I like the concept of two minds that think alike/"mind connection". It's always such a cute thing to hear and read about in books.

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  • @Drew
  • November 24, 2020

Dear Raniyah, I am interested in your animation/post because… You tell us more about your personal life, and the things that have driven you to become the person you are today. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “I never really had a problem with my name,...

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  • @Drew
  • November 24, 2020

Dear Rosa: I am Intrigued by your post, “Movie popcorn at home?,” because… It's a topic I would have never thought of. It's something new and gave me a true perspective of how these farmers are dealing and are storing popcorn. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me...

Dear Ocean : I am excited by your post, “One of us is Next” because… Of the idea that there is this imposter daring others to do things, and no one knows who it is. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “After this part of the...

Dear Maddie: I am "pleased" by your post ““Don’t You (Forget About Me)”” because of it's hidden idea for empathy towards another/empathy in general. Especially when you use the iconic movie, The Breakfast Club. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “The “popular girl,” “the basket case,”...

Dear Paige: I am impressed/dazzled by your post, “Empathy for Social Media Influencers,” because of the way you put this ideas into words. I don't know if you are a influencer, but this idea of being "portrayed online", was very powerful. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is:...

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  • @Drew
  • November 7, 2020

Dear Sadiel, I am intrigued by your post because… You share family background (not tryna be weird, I just think it's cool), some of your favorite things to do. And I am also from the Dominican Republic. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “ My grandfather...

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  • @Drew
  • October 6, 2020

Dear Hayley, I definitely agree with your post, Everyone is facing the great challenges of this pandemic, according to school, outside life and even remarkable experiences. But kids that were supposed to graduate, it hurts even more. We were supposed to be celebrated for such a big accomplishment but...

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The Diction I get from this poem is Symbol (“An object or action that stands for something more than it's literal meaning; generally contains several layers of meaning often concealed at first sight”)

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The image I get from reading this poem are a group of kids on a empty street with no cars passing, playing Hopscotch. Until each time she/the person jumps, her mind floods with things she has to do/things her parents have to provide.

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I think this whole sentiment Sharon provided for Tish was something that could give her a little bit of strength/peace till Fonny is out.

These words from paragraph 248-273. Where so cute. It's good to hear that there love is still going strong.

(Opinion) I don't think Fonny was trying to be rude to Tish/meant that in a hurtful way but with everything going on, he just seems very stressed.

It sounded as if Fonny was very fond of Daniel, I wonder if he made any visits to the jail where Fonny was being held.

I'm glad that they were putting in a effort to help Fonny. He deserves it after everything he's been through.

I think Tish understood the situation but was so blinded by the pain of Fonny's arrest, that she didn't wanna hear anything. I'm glad her mom was there to help her though.

I'm glad that even if Fonny is nervous, he's standing up and not backing down. This shows that he really love that girl.

That's also what I'm trying to figure out. And I wonder if Tish is having the same reaction as us.

(Opinion) She hardly even tries to put up a nice front, being that Tish is a guest. I wonder what was going through her head when she established she wouldn't like her.

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