She gave me the gift, the gift of poetry
Ever since I was youngin', reciting poems to me
Haiku, cinquain, fake literal

from Telly – One of A Kind on Rap Genius


My mom has been writing poetry ever since she was a child, but she never went to school for it. Amazingly, she knows about various poetic terms and uses like anaphora, metaphor, synecdoche, which she learned on her own. She picked it up on her own. And she then taught me.

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