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I really enjoyed how James Wright wrote his poem “Lying in a Hammock at William Duffy’s Farm in Pine Island, Minnesota.” Although I have never been to Minnesota, reading his poem I felt like it was a warm day, and I was outside in a Hammock experiencing the day the way he was explaining in the poem. I could hear the cowbells and feel the sunlight on my face.  I think James Wright did an amazing thing with his language and making the reader feel like the world stopped and we were now experiencing it the way that he was. The other poem of his that we read left me a little confused as to what it was actually about. I kept picturing a football game where the fathers were so proud of their sons and mothers who were so afraid for their sons’ safety.

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