Gary Soto's A Summer Life

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Everyone has done at least one horrible act that has caused them to feel guilty. Gary Soto is just an example of that; he wrote an autobiographical narrative called “A Summer Life” telling his story. In the narrative he gives a visualization of what he has done as a child. His unforgettable experience of stealing a pie, and trying to fight his conscious makes him rethink every horrible act. Describing every moment of how he got the pie and how amazing it taste. Soto uses metaphors and analogies to speculate all of his sins from age six. Soto analyzes his past misbehaviors using many strong sources that relates and appeals to the analogies. He proves his behavior is wrong by comparing them to biblical references. In the exert he quotes, “I knew
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