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The Lesson 6/28/2017

The Lesson 6/28/2017

Hello YCA Fam,

Today is Wednesday, June 14th, and we have two prompts for you today. Every Wednesday we will be sharing a writing prompt to help you write. If you choose to write, please tag us on social media: @youngchiauthors on Twitter & @youngchicagoauthors on Instagram.

Today's prompt features work from Gwendolyn Brooks. Today's writing prompt is called:

Know The Enemy



Individuals or groups you consider your enemies (think from micro to macro: this could be individual people to institutions)

People who try to do right by you but inevitably fail.


The Lovers of the Poor by Gwendolyn Brooks

Think about:

This quote by Sun Szu from The Art of War

'If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result ... If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. ...


Write a poem calling out an adversary or enemy of yours through thick description.