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Explication and Response "God Says Yes To Me" by Kaylin Haught

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by Laura Trieschmann on 4 September 2013

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Transcript of Explication and Response "God Says Yes To Me" by Kaylin Haught

Explication and Response "God Says Yes To Me" by Kaylin Haught The poem What I know for sure Annotations Ms. T's attempts at imitation So what? Attempt 2 Now, you try! "God Says Yes To Me" by Kaylin Haught
I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes tone feels child-like
repetition throughout
several nicknames
mood feels uplifting and a little silly
no punctuation I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes In "God Says Yes To Me," Kaylin Haught does not use punctuation in order to reveal a young girl's intimate relationship with God. A child-like, casual tone can be seen through the informal structure and diction in this optimistic, uplifting poem. Students ask questions about poetry

A student asked if it was okay to be
unpunctuated
and I said yes
One asked if it was okay to be funny
and I said I sure hope so
One asked if she could rhyme her poems
or not rhyme her poems
and I said sugarsnap
I call them that sometimes
I said you do just exactly
what makes your writing better
Thanks, Triesch, she said
And is it even okay if I start reading poetry
just for fun over break
Babydoll I said
who knows where I picked that up
what I’m telling you is
Yes Yes Yes My mom shakes her head at me

I asked my mom if it was okay to be
a lit teacher
and she shook her head
I asked her if it was okay to grade hard
and she said if you insist
I asked her if I could assign essays
or not assign essays
and she said punkin
she calls me that sometimes
she said you assign just exactly
what you're willing to grade
Thanks Mom I said
And is it even okay if I don’t assign
canonical books
Laursamay Mom said
no one has called me that in years
what I’m telling you is
SMH Who will your speakers be?

What tone do you want to establish?

What word or phrase will you repeat?
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