Button Poetry for the Classroom
Just used Rudy Francisco's "To the Girl Who Works at Starbuck's" in class today. It's an ode and the poet makes use of analogy, personification, synesthesia, parallel structure, simile, metaphor, and chiasmus among other literary devices. There was little/no profanity with the exception of a "G-Damn." I paired it with Neil Hilborn's "OCD." "OCD" does have one F-word, but the form so perfectly fits the message, my seniors didn't bother with the language.
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I teach AP English Literature and dual-credit English at Ridge Point High School in Missouri City, Texas.