Figurative Language In Oranges By Gary Soto

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The author uses figurative language to strengthen the poem by adding more detail.He explains what things feel like,sound like,look like, and even taste like.Without figurative language the writing would be boring and short.the imagery describes how the setting looked and gave the reader more knowledge.In the poem “Oranges” by Gary soto the boy has an orange in his hand and describes it as fire in his hand.

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The boy in “Oranges” the boy puts and orange and a nickel on the counter when his girlfriend gets a chocolate bar that cost a dime.This action shows that the boy is generous and
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