April is Poetry Month

April is Poetry Month
Posted on 04/16/2018
April is National Poetry Month. It is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives. 

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Essay on the One Hand and on the Other

James Richardson

Consider the palms. They are faces,
eyes closed, their five spread fingers
soft exclamations, sadness or surprise.
They have smile lines, sorrow lines, like faces.
Like faces, they are hard to read.

Can you identify the metaphor and simile in the poem? 
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