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WW Fenn Reflection




For my WW Fenn speech, I chose scratch and dent dreams. In my opinion it is a great poem that uses many great metaphors to get its point across. The author does a great job of weaving the words together in a smooth way with wordplay and a strong finish. Also, this poem has won awards in slam poem competitions. When I first heard this poem about three years ago, I thought it was incredible. I was sitting in all school meeting during the WW fenn semi finals listening to a 9th graders recite it. It wasn’t just the poem for me. It was also the delivery of it. It was very blunt and encouraging. The poem is about all the dreams you gave up on growing up, and saying that you still can acheive them through dedication and work. I especially like the part with the kids packing up there things because someone told them their dream would never work, because dreams can be acheived through hard work and a little encouragement. The way it uses metaphors as shops and locations and putting things into a box shows the power of hard work and that it can’t be done in a day. I also love how he talks about how he’s, “not telling you how to make a profit, because that’s where many ideas go wrong.” He’s talking about sticking to your ideas and dreams and not doing it any other way for money. If you have a dream, you pursue it because you love it and are passionate about it. You don’t do it for money.