This is my first memory:
A big room with heavy wooden tables that sat on a creaky
A line of green shades—bankers’ lights—down the center
Heavy oak chairs that were too low or maybe I was simply
For me to sit in and read
So my first book was always big
In the foyer up four steps a semi-circle desk presided
To the left side the card catalogue
On the right newspapers draped over what looked like
a quilt rack
Magazines face out from the wall
The welcoming smile of my librarian
The anticipation in my heart
All those books—another world—just waiting
At my fingertips.
Black Arts Movement
Childhood & Coming of Age
Education & Learning
Memory & The Past
The repetition of similar vowel sounds that takes place in two or more words in proximity to each other within a line; usually refers to the repetition of internal vowel sounds in words that do not end the same.
a line break interrupting the middle of a phrase which continues on to the next line
visually descriptive or figurative language, especially in a literary work
A rhyme involving a word in the middle of a line and another at the end of the line or in the middle of the next.
When an adjective usually used to describe one thing is transferred to another.