In the last stanza, a metaphor depicts flick as standing “kind of coiled”, signifying the old basketball player within flick is still ready to spring. The last two lines liken the town of candy to former applauding audiences in the seats. Of course, only Flick is able to imagine them as such, which tells how much Flick is rivetted in the past. Thus, the variety of uses of figurative language show the reader what is going on in Flick’s mind, and the reader sees that Flick is eluding into fantasies about former victories. Updike depicts Former athlete to the current gas station attendant, allowing the reader to sympathize with Flick’s partiality for reminiscing.
When recess or free time came around each school day, after lunch, some guys including my older brother would shoot baskets and play games with teams. Sadly, I never got chosen because “I was a girl and knew nothing about sports”. Although this upset me, I didn’t take it to heart. I started practicing at home with kids in my neighborhood. After weeks or maybe even months of practice, my older brother then noticed how good I was getting at the sport.
I can thank my parents for that. They gave me the opportunity to play as much as I did. My dad has told me stories that when I was around two years old I would try and mimic the swings of professional ball players on TV. I wanted to do all things that were physical activity. I played football or basketball everyday after school with my friends in the neighborhood.
William Forrester is a famous author that Jamal turns to who helps him enrich his writing. Jamal, is a 16 year old boy who loves to play basketball with his friends at the nearby park. They often see William watching them outside of their window. One of Jamal friends dared him to retrieve an item from William’s apartment. But, not until William finds him sneaking into his apartment Trust is hard to earn when you try to steal from someone, such as William.
The public perception of police officers has been negative he Gainesville police department received a called about rambunctious children playing outside in the neighborhood. Officer White responded to the noise complaint. When he arrived at the scene, he notices teenage boys outside playing basketball. Officer White got out of his patrol car, and participated in a game of basketball with the teenagers. Officer White could have handled the complaint totally different, but the Officer chooses to engage himself with the children playing basketball.
Have you had a loved one that worried you sick? It was a another day at school, and Konnor can’t wait till the bell rings to go home. Today Konnor is going to go play some basketball at the lower lake in Eureka, IL. He is going to go with his older sibling Kaleb, and his cousin Austin. The basketball hoops are a little rusty and old, but the hoops are still adequate to play and shoot into.
Fan favorite of the Harlem Globetrotters, Meadowlark Lemon, passed away at the age of 83, but the cause of death has not been revealed. Meadowlark Lemon knew how to play basketball and bring laughter to millions while doing it. He was called the “Clown Prince of basketball” playing in over, 16,000 games and he brought smiles and joy to audiences throughout the world. When the name Harlem Globetrotters was said, Meadowlark Lemon came into almost everyone’s mind. Meadowlark Lemon’s wife, Dr. Cynthia Lemon confirmed that he passed away at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona.
I remember how I used to train as a kid : setting up flip flops as cones to do crossovers, shooting meant hitting the correct cracked spot on the wall and running ten laps of our front yard to strengthening myself. I remember how it brought me friends closer but at the same time, pushing them away. Basketball has taught me so many aspects of life that school wouldn’t teach. I learned how to be a competitor, how
It was a Thursday morning, in 9th grade. I was going to my health class and noticed a lot of my classmates were staying around outside. Usually this means we have a substitute. I asked my friend Gabe if we had a substitute, he replied “Yes.” After chatting with of my friends DeAndre,Vernon,Gabe, and Jessie, who were also standing outside. We decided to skip health class and go to gym with the other classes to play basketball.
Basketball was always a very important part in my life. Between constantly being told to practice more and getting on myself, basketball was always on my mind. You never realize that something you thought you loved could cause harm also. If I didn’t play basketball all throughout high school, I wouldn’t be who I am now and it all started my freshman year. Freshman year, I was able to suit varsity and play junior varsity at the same time.