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The Impact of Symbolism

June 7, 2018

While reading Fences by August Wilson, students were tasked with writing poetry about objects they believe represent them. The example they were given portrayed a baseball bat as the object which represents the main character, Troy. He was a former baseball player who never quite met his full potential and regretted it. This regret consumed him throughout the play. The trumpet represented his brother, Gabriel, a trumpeter intent on helping heaven welcome departed souls. Seeds represent Troy's youngest child, Raynell, as she gave the family new hope, new joy and a new lease on life, especially for Rose (Troy's wife). After brainstorming sessions, students narrowed their lists down to one single object. Their completed poems are pictured below. 

 

 

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