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Daily by Naomi Shihab Nye

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Transcript of Daily by Naomi Shihab Nye

Daily by Naomi Shihab Nye
"The days are nouns: touch them
The hands are churches that worship the world" (Naomi 21-22).
10 lines of poems
This envelope i address
so the name balances like a cloud
in the center of the sky
This page i type and retype
This table i dust till the scarred wood shrines
This bundle of clothes i wash and hang and wash again like flags we share, a country so close
no one needs to name it
The days are nouns: touch them
The hands are churches that worship the world
Naomi Shihab Nye
Biography
Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis, Missouri in 1952. Her experience in both Jerusalem and San Antonio, Texas has influenced much of her work. While still being in the city, she continues to live and work.
Metaphor
Theme Statement
In "Daily" by Naomi Shihab Nye, a metaphor reveals a message in order to demonstrate if we are only given one life then why don't we try to make every single day given memorable.
Represents theme of poem
Lit devices
Metaphor:
"This envelope I address so the name balances like a cloud"(Naomi 13-14).
Simile:
"The days are nouns: touch them
The hands are churches that worship the world"(Naomi 21-22).
This quote is a metaphor because it is comparing the day to nouns and the hands to churches without using like or as.
(www.poetryfoundation.org)
Common Themes
"Fame wants us to look- long and hard- at what we often overlook." "We can do alot by just doing a little."
shmoop.com
"One way or another"
Poemhunter.com
"I have always loved the gaps, the spaces between things, as much as things."
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Presented by Imya Price
Her accomplishments include recieving her BA from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. Her first two chapbooks were published in the 1970s.
Common Themes
In "Daily"by Naomi Shihab Nye, she uses hardwork to compare and focus on what we look and overlook in order to demonstrate that if we can do alot by just doing a little then accomplishments may occur

(she demonstrates by using first person).
"Searched: Naomi Shihab Nye." Poetry foundation. Poetry Hunter. Online. Accessed 4-29-15
"Naomi Shihab Nye Acomplishments." Shmoop. Poetry Foundation. Online. Accessed 5-4-15

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