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Questions about the works of the poet, songwriter and novelist Naomi Shihab Nye (born in 1952) and her life as a writer.

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What does “Burning” symbolize in “Burning the Old Year”?

In Burning the Old Year by Naomi Shihab Nye, Nye refers to "notes", "lists", and "letters" as things that can be burned. From reading this poem, I interpret the theme to be the short time for which ...