|The Power of the Pen|
|Season 03, Episode 13|
|Air Date||January 18, 1990|
|Writer|| Dominic Hoddman|
|Previous||Here's to Old Friends|
|Next||Pride and Prejudice|
The Power of the Pen is the thirteenth episode of A Different World's third season which was first broadcast on January 18, 1990.
Dwayne, the consummate mathematician, gets frustrated by a poetry writing homework assignment. After spending much of the weekend in the library trying his best to write poetry, Dwayne falls asleep. He dreams Shakespeare visits him! William's advice to Dwayne? "Write about your passion!" Dwayne wakes and writes a beautiful poem all about his first love: mathematics. When Whitley reads the poem, she thinks it's about her! Passion is passion, or is it?