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People of Sparks Found Poem

Posted by on April 26, 2015


Show how a type of conflict  is developed or intensifies up until the climax of the story.

In Jeanne Duprau‘s People of Sparks, refugees of Ember have settled in the village of Sparks. The Sparks promised the People of Ember to feed and shelter them, in return, the people of Ember have to help with the farming of the Sparks. The Sparks have emptied the food storages in order to support the extra 400 people, but the people of Ember did not do much in return. They spent most of the days in the farm, but since they come from under ground, they do not know the basics of farming. Food soon began to run short, and “the cabbage corp is going to be smaller than expected.”(112 Duprau) since “worms has gotten into it.” (112) The found poem above shows the complaints of the citizens of Ember. Some people from Ember tried to appreciate the kindness of the sparks, even with the little food. But others wanted to fight back. Winter is coming soon, will the two villages work together and fill the storage houses as much as they can, or will they go to war, and kick one of the village out in order to survive.

DuPrau, Jeanne. The People of Sparks. New York: Random House, 2004. Print.

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