It Is Always Good To Have Curiosity?

February 27th, 2015

In the Black Vine Swamp

Hammering on a dead stump

A piercing cry

Rise from the vines


Come panther

Among the tree trunks


Nick excited

But shaking

(Hiaasen 33)

Curiosity. Is it a good thing? This found poem I made from the book Scat written by Carl Hiaasen describes the characteristics of the character named Nick Waters. He is a boy who likes a girl named Marta, and he is able to “sacrifice” himself for her. The poem shows the dark setting by using the words black, dead, piercing, cry and shaking. These words have a negative connotation and tell how dark the situation is in the book. “Some of the kids got spooked, but Nick was excited. He thought he knew what kind of animal they’d heard” (Hiaasen 33). Unlike others, Nick is excited, calm and curious. He would go for the creature no matter how dangerous it could be. This shows he becomes the bravest kid when he is up to something that he is interested in. The poem and the quote describe the characteristic of Nick Waters. He is brave, calm and has lots of curiosity.

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