What role do symbols play in defining a person's identity? Can symbols have multiple meanings?
Everyone searches for and finds his or her own identity through a wide variety of experiences and expressions. Often a system of personal symbols can express that identity. Artists may construct a private symbolic language in order to talk about themselves or to grapple with the world's injustices and challenges. In this activity you will create poems that center on your own personal symbolism.
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