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Transcript of Carnival
About Rebecca Lindenberg
BA from College of William & Mary
PhD in literature and creative writing at the University of Utah
Guest blogger for
Best American Poetry Blog
Carnival (Our meaning prediction)
Stuff that happens at carnivals such as food, rides, clowns, smells, and sights.
Everyone is different in their own unique way.
Everyone hides behind a mask.
Masks are clearly hiding something
"A glower that hides wanting"
Performed by Destiny, Sarah, & Emily
"A moonface, with a healed gash that means
Shifts from talking about how the masks look to what they mean
"Pass me the rouged mask"
Shifts from talking about meanings and appearances to what the author wants.
Title (Our post-reading meaning)
You never truly know who a person is
Every person is unique in their own way
unknown, . "Rebecca Lindenberg." The Poetry Foundation. Ed. unknown. Poetry Foundation, n.d. Google. Web. 14 Nov. 2013. <http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/rebecca-lindenberg>.
"The mask that burns like a violin"
"The mask that sighs like a woman"
"A mask that looks like a mask but isn't"
"The mask that burns"
"The mask that sings"
"...that loves the destruction"
"The mask that sighs"
"A glower that hides
"The mask that snows coins"
Everyone is hiding behind a "mask"
Theme: You never truly know who a person is
Every person puts up a front or a "mask" in an effort to become a likeable person, so you can't really tell who someone is unless they take off their mask.
Theme: Every person is unique in their own way
Each mask represents a different personality and the differences in each human being