Mr. Keating's students recite their poems in front of the class. Mr. Keating brings one of his students out of his comfort zone by making him yawp. He then teaches the student to think outside the box by pushing him to exercise his creativity. The student ends up verbally delivering a beautiful poem with deep meaning.
Danny's squad learns of Danny's interest in poetry then urges him to share with them a sample of his writing. Danny incorporates juxtapositon and rhyming in his poem, which is about an airman forseeing his death.