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Poetic stickup: Put the financial aid in the bag - Carvens Lissaint


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At TEDYouth 2011, performance artist Carvens Lissaint shows how to use language, metaphor and imagery to express a powerful idea -- as in this spoken word performance, a stirring plea to make college education more accessible.

As Lissaint employs the metaphor of robbery, there are actually two groups getting robbed. Who are they? Why do you think Lissaint chose this metaphor instead of something else (e.g., a race, a feast, etc.)?

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