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The art of the metaphor - Jane Hirshfield

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How do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? Explore these questions with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg, who have mastered the art of bringing a scene or emotion to life.

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  • Animator Ben Pearce
  • Educator Jane Hirshfield
  • Narrator Jane Hirshfield

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