And yes on a scale from one to over trusting I am pretty damn naive But I want

And yes on a scale from one to over trusting i am

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And yes, on a scale from one to over-trusting, I am pretty damn naive. But I want her to know that this world is made out of sugar. It can crumble so easily, but don't be afraid to stick your tongue out and taste it. "Baby," I'll tell her, "remember, your momma is a worrier, and your poppa is a warrior, and you are the girl with small hands and big eyes who never stops asking for more." Remember that good things come in threes and so do bad things. And always apologize when you've done something wrong. But don't you ever apologize for the way your eyes refuse to stop shining. Your voice is small, but don't ever stop singing. And when they finally hand you heartache, when they slip war and hatred under your door and offer you handouts on street-corners of cynicism and defeat, you tell them that they really ought to meet your mother.
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B 3C’s Literacy Device : Personification- the attribution of a personal nature or human characteristics to something nonhuman, or the representation of an abstract quality in human form Example : And she's going to learn that this life will hit you hard in the face, wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach. But getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs how much they like the taste of air ” (Sarah Kay, “If I Should Have a Daughter”). Function: Context: In this point in the poem Sarah Kay is talking about what her daughter is going to learn from life and how it will treat her. She says that she will be point B for her daughter and this way she will be able to find her mother. Concept: In this quote, Kay personifies life and gives life qualities that are close to a bully on playground this gives the reader a visual image of what Sarah Kay sees life as. As a reader, from this personification we are able to visualize a small boy that is picking on a little girl and he is just sitting next to her waiting to knock her back down again. Connection: This personification helps to reveal the meaning of the poem. This is showing that life is hard and is just trying to knock you over and make you fail but as stated in the poem she will be there for
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her daughter even in the hard times like when life punches her in the face and knocks her down.
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Private Parts The first love of my life never saw me naked. There was always a parent coming home in half an hour, Always a little brother in the next room. Always too much body and not enough time for me to show it. Instead, I gave him my shoulder, my elbow, the bend of my knee. I lent him my corners, my edges, the parts of me I could afford to offer, The parts I had long since given up trying to hide. He never asked for more. He gave me back his eyelashes, the back of his neck, his palms. We held each piece we were given like it was a nectarine that could bruise if we weren't careful.
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