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ENGLISH LITERATURE AND COMPOSITIONSECTION IITotal time—2 hoursQuestion 1(Suggested time—40 minutes. This question counts as one-third of the total essay section score.)Carefully read Richard Blanco’s poem “Burning in the Rain.” Then, in a well-organized essay, analyzehow the poet portrays the complex relationship between the speaker, their memory, and their art. Youmay wish to consider the author’s use of such literary techniques as imagery, simile, and enjambment.Burning in the RainSomeday compassion would demandI set myself free of my desire to recreatemy father, indulge in my mother’s losses,strangle lovers with words, forcing themto confess for me and take the blame.Today was that day: I tossed them, sheetby sheet on the patio and gathered theminto a pyre. I wanted to let them goin a blaze, tiny white dwarfs implodingbeside the azaleas and ficus bushes,
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