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posted May 19th, 2005 at 12:08 pm

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by Josh Martin

A suburban high school English teacher has been teaching his students archetypes through Buffett lyrics.

Naperville Central teacher Jeff Plackett, center, ties Jimmy Buffett songs into a test review for his freshman communication class.

Plackett opened his students’ eyes – and ears – to “the poetry of Mr. James Buffett.” Students listened to four songs and picked out descriptions of archetypal characters in the lyrics, which ties in with short stories they’ve been studying in class.

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