What is the overall theme of the poem, Buried, by Patricia Smith, and what is its purpose?

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What is the overall theme of the poem, Buried, by Patricia Smith, and what is its purpose?

Patricia Smith:

In addition to poetry, Patricia Smith also writes plays and teaches writing. She was formerly a journalist writing a weekly column for the Boston Globe, but the newspaper requested she resign after it was discovered she had been falsifying events.

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"Buried" is included in Blood Dazzler, a collection of poems that Smith wrote revolving around Hurricane Katrina and how it impacted New...

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Chapter 8 / Lesson 24
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Poetry is all around us, from songs on the radio to crazy Dr.Susses books. This lesson will highlight some neat ways to teach poetry in ways that not only provide rigor but also relevance.


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