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The Lonely Chair

School: Lander Grinspoon Academy

City/State: Northampton, MA

Grade(s): 3

Format(s): Poem

Subject(s): English Language Arts

Type(s): Poetry

Writing Assignment Description: 

This poem is part of an anthology third-grade poems published in 2005.

Anthology books were sold for $2.00 with all proceeds donated the Heifer Project.

The illustration is also by the author.

How This Writing Can Be Useful: 

  • Surprising, unusual metaphor
  • Beautiful images – tension between the sunshine and the sadness
  • Lyric repetition in the closing: “I am lonely in the wind/so lonely in the wind/and no one will sit on me”
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