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The Arrival Found Poetry

Found poetry is created by taking words, phrases, and sometimes whole passages from other sources and reframing them as poetry by making changes in spacing and/or lines (and consequently meaning), or by altering the text by additions and/or deletions. The resulting poem can be defined as treated, that is changed in a profound and systematic manner or untreated: conserving virtually the same order, syntax and meaning as in the original.
Your task is to create a found poem from
The Arrival that expresses the story, symbolism, and mood of the graphic novel. This is not easy since there are no words in the novel. You might want to use your worksheet to choose words or phrases from to help you begin. This poem will be a minimum of 15 lines.

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The Arrival