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"Today" By: Billy Collins

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Lauren Reynolds

on 13 February 2014

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Transcript of "Today" By: Billy Collins

Billy Collins
created program
Poetry 180

won many prizes
"Poet of the Year" in 1994
currently a professor
Literary Devices
metaphor- the canary
imagery "garden bursting with peonies"
dramatic irony
alliteration "holding hands" (l. 16)
Tone
playful
wistful
upbeat/relaxed
emotionally charged
Speaker/Theme
Speaker- someone who is struggling with some sort of release

Theme- veneer of perfection can hide powerful emotions
"Today" By: Billy Collins
Today... is just that day
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