Analysis: A Boy Juggling A Soccer Ball

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The poem, "A Boy Juggling a Soccer Ball" by Christopher Merrill is mostly about how to juggle and how the boy juggles a soccer ball. The author uses specfic detail on how the boy was juggling and how he was switching feet while the ball was in the air. The ball was also struggling with the ending with his special move. Throughtout the poem, the author uses similes, touch/feeling ( one of the five senses ) to convey the idea, which is, practice takes time. The author uses similes to show the reader that practice does matter and you should take time. My evidence with the quote is " down his back... as the ball misses his foot." This means that no matter how many times he tried it he keeps on failing or coming close to actually grabbing the ball
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