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AP English Composition

April 9, 2013
By LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!


"It's this week, or if you miss it here.
But please try not to do that, dear-
It's so much harder for the tardy ones,
And even more for those abroad."

I raise my hand, she calls and thus,
I ask, "What will be expected of us?
If we don't know the author, how can we show them
What the author intended in this poem?"

"Oh don't worry, darling- no need to fret
Ev'n if you knew them, they expect you'd forget.
Just support your idea, and they will take it;
It's the only final where you can be mistaken."

"So it doesn't matter what they meant?"
"More points to you if you can find it."
And with a prouder voice she proclaimed,
"This trick's your 5's' saving grace!"

The class all cheered, but I dismayed
What if my work was displayed?
No matter my fame, it's what I say,
That draws me to speak, so silent I stayed.


The author's comments:
Based off of English class the other day.

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on Apr. 21 2013 at 9:51 pm
LiraDaeris PLATINUM, Tucson, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Actually she's super fantastic. My favorite teacher. Just that day I did not like her thought process haha She finds it weird, too, that you only have to prove you can think instead of finding the author's intention. But I can have some poetic license with her character! Haha (this is my honest reaction, though, to the test in the poem)

on Apr. 21 2013 at 7:44 pm
ElisaTheDuck ELITE, Rigaud, Other
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Favorite Quote:
LOOK AT MY PROFILE. DO IT.

I see that you don't like your teacher very much. =P Keep up the great work though!!