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Assignment #1 – My Neighborhood

Develop the following topic into a poem of not fewer than six lines. Your writing will be evaluated on the basis of organization, clarity, and use of language and mechanics.

Topic: On My Block

Prompts: what does one typically see when walking in your neighborhood? On your block? Near your house or apartment building?

The following in an excerpt from Cachoeira by Marilyn Nelson. This should help you get started.

We drove on Salvador’s four-lane boulevards,
past unpainted cement houses, and billboards,
and pedestrians wearing plastic shoes,
and little shops, and streets, and avenues,
a park, a mall…

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Enzo Silon Surin on February 10th 2009 in Basic Descriptive Assignment