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Alaska student finds inspiration in an ancient text

Tracen Wassily outside of Dillingham Middle/High School. (Izzy Ross/KDLG)
Tracen Wassily outside of Dillingham Middle/High School. (Izzy Ross/KDLG)

High school junior Tracen Wassily of Dillingham, Alaska, was recently given an English assignment: write something new about the world’s oldest known epic poem.

So he decided to rap about the 4,000-year-old text. Izzy Ross of KDLG reports.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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