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  1. Introduction
  2. Lament, Miracles, and the fate of the last clean, dark beach in Lebanon (October 13, 2013)
  3. The art of personification
  4. Crystal Hoffman the modern pilgrim
  5. Chaucer and Hoffman
  6. Conclusion

Crystal Hoffman grew up in central Pennsylvania. From her family and other story tellers, she heard about many tall tales. She did not think they are stories that could make a kid to be happy. Her grandfather told her a tall tale when he won the elephant in the poker game. She could admit that she believed her grandfather. This is the start of her knowledge in how narrative can be respectable. She became ambitious and set out on a pilgrimage to collect and write poetry essays from the narratives that people along the way would tell her. She expects to cover a three-thousand-mile journey which she calls the Poetry Pilgrim Project.

This project was dedicated to "remythologizing" the American culture. She claims it is a project that has been co-opted by advertisement industry. She wrote a poem for each person that she spent time with throughout her five months journey. Hoffman trekked from West Virginia; she connected through connecting paths and roadways. She veered off the trail in Midwest and headed towards the Pacific Northwest. She carried her belongings in a modified Runabout stroller that carried food, clothes, tent and a small food cooler. She could stay in the homes of people that she met or pitch a tent in a state park. Hoffman fought with several challenges (Neill, 2013).

There were weeks of freezing temperatures and rained on one night. It is from her pilgrimage journey that one can tell that Hoffman is humble person. She allows herself to suffer for the people of America. She spent a night in the rain and endured weeks of freezing. She targeted she could compose one poem a day. The poems she wrote on the road were to be understood by one person because they have specific symbols and imagery of the person they are written for. Hoffman said these poems could bring healing for people they are written for and also bring sense of connection (Neill, 2013).

[...] She shows connection of her literary work with the society. She is able to use imaginations in her work and touch the life of the reader. The reader is able to see his/her present world and society as good and well created. Hoffman creates herself as appreciating character. Hoffman tries to comment and write about the various problems experienced in the society. Her cross from coast to cast of America, would give her how different people in different societies across United States live and behave. [...]


[...] Characterization of Pilgrims Characterization of Pilgrims Crystal Hoffman grew up in central Pennsylvania. From her family and other story tellers, she heard about many tall tales. She did not think they are stories that could make a kid to be happy. Her grandfather told her a tall tale when he won the elephant in the poker game. She could admit that she believed her grandfather. This is the start of her knowledge in how narrative can be respectable. She became ambitious and set out on a pilgrimage to collect and write poetry essays from the narratives that people along the way would tell her. [...]

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