An Analysis Of Hirsh's Fast Break

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In the poem “Fast Break”, Hirsch writes in great depth and detail. Hirsh tries to persuade the readers to believe how wonderful turner is at playing basketball. The title of the poem is called “Fast Break” because Turner would pass the ball to his teammates really quickly, and run down the court fast. Hirsh uses simile, vivid language, and hyperbole to show how sympathetic he is towards the player and the last few seconds of the game. The poet uses the vivid word “gangly” to emphasize how monstrous and sparse Turner is, and this makes Turner a superior player because he can make a goal for the last four seconds of the game. Hirsch describes the vivid word “inexplicably” because Turner mysteriously fell. The hyperbole “nailed to the floor”
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