Love That Dog Analysis

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"Love That Dog" is a free-verse book that tells the story of a young kid named Jack who is requested to write poetry by his teacher Miss Stretchberry, however, he is not very happy about the assignment. Jack has the idea that writing poetry is just for girls and he thinks that he doesn’t have the ability to write it. The book is focused on Jack, an insecure boy who learns that he has a great ability for writing poetry and that needs to have more confidence on his work and on himself. The book concentrates on how a young child, around 4th-5th grade is asked to write poems, but he doesn’t think that poetry was made for boys and feels insecure about his writing thinking that he’s not that gracious with words. This shows how the influence…show more content…
In this case, as Jack starts to become more confident, his writing style is enhanced and the teacher notices this too and he is lucky enough to meet his literary hero by inviting him via a letter to his school and show him his poem. But that doesn 't mean that he had a personal talk with him. Walter Dean Myers, the author of "Love That Boy” is described as a happy and approachable person, although it seems like Jack didn 't speak to him. He was still the shy boy fearful of talking with other but he makes progress, after Mr. Dean Myers goes to visit his school, Jack decides to send him a letter thanking him for going and for reading his first letter and the poem, because as we may have seen throughout the book he is better with written words than with…show more content…
And as a result, many, not only by its target audience, can enjoy it. Jack is a character by which a lot of people can see themselves reflected, because he stays safe in his comfort zone and doesn’t let others see his full potential for the fear of being ridiculed or criticized. Perhaps if he hadn’t started to write poems and let his teacher post them he would have never discovered his talent and maybe Mr. Dean Myers would have never gone to his school and read his poem. Jack develops during the book: from being a kid in denial of writing poetry, to exploiting his potential and let others appreciate
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