"Show, don't tell." That's classic advice for creative writers. It's better to show a character being angry, for example, than to tell the reader that the character is angry. Well, I'm going to give that a try and show you one of my favorite books. Rather...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPLHVQpm1JA This clip brings to life the power of poetry, even today. It's clear how much this poem means to this man--especially when he takes his eyes off the book and recites from heart. This clip comes from something I learned...