If Only We Have Taller Been Poem Theme

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Many people have goals and dreams they want to achieve, but most of them either fall short or give up on achieving that goal they have. “If Only We Have Taller Been” by Ray Bradbury, is a poem that talks about how the success was usually out of reach, but at the end, the success was reached. In “All Summer in a Day” also by Ray Bradbury, the characters, who are children, try to get more of something they don’t have, which was the sun. Both of these stories suggest a theme throughout imagery to send the message of reaching for something you don’t have. Ray Bradbury uses imagery in “If Only We Have Taller Been” to show how people reach for their goals. When the author rhymes the story to give the poetic flow, readers are able to see what the author is trying to show. The rhyming may not be literal, but that way, readers can imagine what the poem trys to tell. In the last section,the goal is finally achieved. We can tell that the characters had to push themselves to reach this goal because it says “Hoping an inch of Good is worth a pound of …show more content…

In “If Only We Have Taller Been”, it talks about success and how we should push ourselves to reach it. Even though “All Summer in a Day” is mostly about jealousy and hatred, the children also want something they don’t quite have yet, which is the sun. In both stories, it talks about reaching for something you don’t quite have yet. In “If Only We Have Taller Been” characters try to reach for success, which they are so close to getting. In “All Summer in a Day” the children/characters try to “reach” for the sun, which they are so close to getting. Even though both of these stories include the theme of reaching for something you don’t quite have may be in place in totally different texts that use their imagery in different ways, you can still find similar themes in both pieces of

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