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    What object is being personified in Billy Collins' "The Lesson"

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    The Lesson" — Billy Collins
    In the morning when I found History
    snoring heavily on the couch,
    I took down his overcoat from the rack
    and placed its weight over my shoulder blades.


    It would protect me on the cold walk
    into the village for milk and the paper
    and I figured he would not mind,
    not after our long conversation the night before.


    How unexpected his blustering anger
    when I returned covered with icicles,
    the way he rummaged through the huge pockets
    making sure no major battles or English queen
    had fallen out and become lost in the deep snow.

    Colleen

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    What a lame poem. Sheer boredom made him write this one. Sheer boredom is what I found in reading it.
    Bob/PKB

    I never heard of him before, not that THAT makes him "nobody". Hopefully, it's not his best work. :o
    Colleen

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    I hope so too because he's been labeled the lariat of the USA.
    Bob/PKB

    Well, if OBAMA is the president, it just all sorta falls into place. Where's you little puking green head guy when I need him.
    Bob/PKB

    Thank you and good night.


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