In 1-2 sentences, please explain the author's main idea of the poem. Why?
I Love the Look of Words
Popcorn leaps, popping from the floor
of a hot black skillet
and into my mouth.

Black words leap,
snapping from the white
page. Rushing into my eyes. Sliding
Into my brain which gobbles them
the way my tongue and teeth
chomp the buttered popcorn.

When I have stopped reading,
ideas from the words stay stuck
in my mind, like the sweet
smell of butter perfuming my
fingers long after the popcorn
is finished.

I love the book and the look of words
the weight of ideas that popped into my mind
I love the tracks
of new thinking in my mind.

-Maya Angelou


 


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Omar
02/05/2012 12:58

I think, from looking at the first paragraph, the author is describing words.

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anonomous
02/13/2012 15:34

okay omar but did you like read th rest!!!!!!!!!

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Nick????
02/07/2012 16:26

I think that the authors main idea is to persuade people to read books by comparing the books to buttery popcorn

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02/07/2012 16:32

I think that the author's main idea was to express that she likes books because she is comparing them to popcorn.

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JJ
02/07/2012 17:21

I think the author was trying to express her feelings about books. I think she put in the perspective of eating buttery popcorn to make it fun and interesting!!!!

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Hunter Lane
02/07/2012 19:25

I think that the author was expressing her interest in reading and buttered popcorn.

;)

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diego o'hare
02/08/2012 14:53

I think the author was stating how much she loved to read, by comparing reading to popcorn.

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J@<K
02/08/2012 17:58

I think that the author is expressing how much he loves to read. Then the author compares his love with popcorn.


:3

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Daniel Girten
02/08/2012 19:11

I think that the author is telling about their love for books because, in the text it states"like the sweet smell of butter" which tells how much he/she likes to read.

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02/12/2012 16:19

I think the main idea is how she loves books because in the text it states "I love the book and the look of words..."

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anonomous
02/13/2012 15:12

why did only a couple people respond?

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Jared
02/13/2012 15:31

a anonomous you spell that word like this anonymous

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Jared
02/13/2012 15:33

I think the author is describing her love for books with figurative language and a metafor comparing popcorn to words

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02/26/2012 16:14

ha

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07/16/2012 15:44

will return shortly

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10/01/2012 01:12

THX for info

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