Marileta Robinson

A Spider

I’ve never been one to kill spiders. It may have something to do with reading Charlotte’s Web. My attitude toward spiders in my house is “live and let live,” especially since they catch other bugs that might be less welcome. But my tolerance has its limits. I used  EXAGGERATION to imagine what animals I wouldn’t […]

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Squash

This poem serves up a helping of EXAGGERATION to create a tall tale, a story that bends the truth in a humorous way. Ben didn’t really sit there for a whole year and grow cobwebs when he refused to eat his squash. But it seemed like it to him–and to his mother. Can you use […]

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