Read Billy Collins’s poem “Snow Day” and Yusef Komunyakaa’s poem “Facing It,” both in the textbook. Compare and contrast these poems for the way they use imagery. What is concrete, and what is abstract? What significant details linger with you after you’ve read the poems, and why do you think those details resonate with you as a reader? How do the writers use figures of speech (metonymy, synecdoche, personification, metaphor, simile) in their works?