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To James:By Frank HorneDo you rememberhow you wonthat last race...?how you flung your bodyat the start...5how your spikesripped the cindersin the stretch...how you catapultedthrough the tape...10do you remember?Don’t you thinkI lurched with youout of those starting holes...?Don’t you think15my sinews tightenedat those firstfew strides...and when you flew into the stretchwas not all my thrill20of a thousand racesin your blood...?At your final drivethrough the finish linedid not my shout25tell of thetriumphant ecstasyof victory...?Liveas I have taught you30to run, Boy -it’s a short dash.Dig your starting holesdeep and firmlurch out of them35into the straightawaywith all the powerthat is in youlook straight aheadto the finish line40think only of the goalrun straightrun highrun hardsave nothing45and finishwith an ecstatic burstthat carries youhurtlingthrough the tape50to victory...
Pre-reading Activity(Vocabulary)Complete the crossword puzzle.All the answers are found in the poem.CluesAcross2. joy, happiness, delight6. running with long steps8. tendons or ligaments thatconnects muscle to boneDown1. target, aim, objective, purpose3. embers, ashes, coals4. the beginning of a race5. a ribbon marking the end of therace6. a shoe with sharp points to gripthe surface of the track

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Term
Spring
Professor
sammy
Tags
English, Metaphor, Meaning of life, Figure of speech

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