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A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
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Mar 14, 2010

it was amazing
bookshelves: poetry

This is an outstanding book, especially in this form of Petrarchan sonnet poetry. I appreciated that the author explained this form at the very beginning of the book and that helped me to understand the form and appreciate the creative, thought-provoking text of the poems. The heroic form of the sonnets, with the final poem consisting of the first lines of the other fourteen poems completes the circular pattern to the sonnet collection. The form is reflective of the tribute to Emmett Till who died well before his time at the hands of murderers. I would use the book when studying civil rights, martyrdom, & poetry form.
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