This century brought along with it new ways of telling stories. Spoken word is a form of prose poetry that I think is inspiring and captivating to the audience, and when it is performed, the words come to life. The link provided below is a page of ten spoken word performances. These performances are a form of writing that allow people to be more expressive. Being expressive is important for students in high school because it’s a time of hormones, unwanted change, and stress and sometimes teenagers tend to either keep their feelings to themselves or express their feelings in ways that can get them in trouble. And so teaching this form of expression allows teenagers/students to say what they’re feeling but still remain safe and out of danger.