Ia#39;ve read Hurstona#39;s work to fourth, fifth, and sixth graders, and to a group of teen mothers. ... I like to give the students examples of personification from other writers, if time allows. A poem titled aquot;Go Down Deathaquot; by James Weldon Johnson (who with his brother composed aquot;Lift Every Voice and Sing, aquot; a song once known as the Negro national anthem) complements Hurstona#39;s ... for specificity and detail comes another, equally essential to this (and every) exercise: include the five senses.
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