Sing to It to The Doll Tornado
• The following version of this book was used to create this Lesson Plan: Hempel, Amy. Sing to It. Scribner, 2019. Hardcover.
• In “Sing to It,” the narrator describes an interaction with her lover.
• He asks her to avoid metaphors, but then he asks her to make a hammock for him out of her hands.
• Then he says, “Not even the rain has such small hands” (3) using another metaphor.
• The narrator would like to comfort him, but instead she repeats an Arab proverb that says, “When danger approaches, sing to it.”
• She told him she would not have any metaphors, but then he asked her to please do as he asked.
• So she made her hands a hammock, with her arms the trees.
• In the “Orphan Lamb,” a man removes the pelt from a dead lamb, gently carving it away from the body...
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