The Power of the Pen
Season 03, Episode 13
Air Date January 18, 1990
Writer Dominic Hoddman
Jasmine Guy
Director Debbie Allen
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.

Summary Edit

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?

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