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From the Ted Talk "Lemon Andersen: Please don't take my Air Jordans"

Unscramble the Blue Letters

And in 1996, I found the answer in principles in a master spoken-word artist named Reg E. eaisng, who wrote the famous poem, "Please Don't Take My Air Jordans." And I followed this guy everywhere until I had him in the rmoo, and I drea him one of my pieces, and you know what he otld me? "Yo' wcka. You know what the problem is with you, homie? You don't read other people's poetry, and you don't got any subordination for verbal measures to tonal consideration." (Laughter) Now he kept on rambling about poetry and styles and Nuyorican Friday nights.

Open Cloze

And in 1996, I found the answer in principles in a master spoken-word artist named Reg E. ______, who wrote the famous poem, "Please Don't Take My Air Jordans." And I followed this guy everywhere until I had him in the ____, and I ____ him one of my pieces, and you know what he ____ me? "Yo' ____. You know what the problem is with you, homie? You don't read other people's poetry, and you don't got any subordination for verbal measures to tonal consideration." (Laughter) Now he kept on rambling about poetry and styles and Nuyorican Friday nights.

Solution

  1. read
  2. wack
  3. gaines
  4. room
  5. told

Original Text

And in 1996, I found the answer in principles in a master spoken-word artist named Reg E. Gaines, who wrote the famous poem, "Please Don't Take My Air Jordans." And I followed this guy everywhere until I had him in the room, and I read him one of my pieces, and you know what he told me? "Yo' wack. You know what the problem is with you, homie? You don't read other people's poetry, and you don't got any subordination for verbal measures to tonal consideration." (Laughter) Now he kept on rambling about poetry and styles and Nuyorican Friday nights.

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collocation frequency
air jordans 5
etheridge knight 3

Important Words

  1. air
  2. answer
  3. artist
  4. consideration
  5. famous
  6. friday
  7. gaines
  8. guy
  9. homie
  10. jordans
  11. laughter
  12. master
  13. measures
  14. named
  15. nights
  16. nuyorican
  17. pieces
  18. poem
  19. poetry
  20. principles
  21. problem
  22. rambling
  23. read
  24. reg
  25. room
  26. styles
  27. subordination
  28. told
  29. tonal
  30. verbal
  31. wack
  32. wrote