Richard Knight is an ordinary student who doesn't have interest in hunting animals as his father and brother does. Richard was very talented in writing poems. But he doesn't let his family or friends to know about that as he was scared he will be called 'sissy'. Although he started to realise that he have to be bold with his family and friends. With Joyce Kilmer's encouragement and his English teacher's support he told his family and friends that he got interest in poets. He ignored the reactions from his family members and friends which discouraged his talent. He moved on with his talent and that is where he realised that he should overcome his fear to make his dream come true which is to become a poet.

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