In the Poem “Oranges” by Gary Soto the theme of the piece is, to sacrifice for others in the name of love is worth everything you have. the theme of the story, though, is improved upon by literary devices. The first literary device present in the poem is Simile. The simile helps compare the items in the story that the main character talks about or saw while in the Drugstore with his girl on the date. While going through the store he comes across candies that were “tiered like bleachers”( Soto, 26), there were so many choices and his girl picked out the chocolate on one of the shelves, although what she picked out was more expensive than he thought and couldn’t afford it.
I can mostly relate to the story Oranges by Gary Soto. This story is about a boy that goes to the local drug store. He tries to buy some chocolate for a girl but is short 5 cents and he pays with an orange, and the store clerk accepts it. I did this one because this has happened to me when I was trying to buy candy also and the clerk said I was short but I couldn 't buy it so she said it was ok
One would celebrate Valentine’s Day by giving another person cards and chocolates, right? Wrong. That may be what it is now, but originally, women would line up to be whipped because they thought it would make them fertile. Then, young men would draw the name of a random teenage girl, and they would be a “couple” for the rest of the festival, or longer if it was a good match. Pretty weird, right?
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. Constructed response
They cannot afford to offer gifts to each other for Christmas. On Christmas Eve, Della finds herself with only one dollar and eighty seven cents, therefore she decides to sell her hair for twenty dollars, and she then buys Jim a chain for his gold watch. Jim also goes out after work and sells his valuable gold watch and buys Della a decorated cone for her hair. Once they discover their gifts are to no use for one another, the narrator concedes that they truly love each other which can be proven by the mutual sacrifices demonstrated for one
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The hardships of an American family as seen in Raymond Carvers text, "A Small, Good Thing", similar to "Cathedral", show the importance of building a relationship with someone who understands struggle. The couple has a young son and prepare to celebrate his birthday by buying a special cake. When Scotty is unexpectedly hit by a car, the couple is blindsided and does not know what to do. They stay by his side constantly, seeking answers and unintentionally pushing each other away. " For the first time, she felt they were together in it...
Rafaela was betrayed and made the same mistake as the others, of marrying a man too early. Her husband tells her to not go out because he is scared that Rafaela will run away and he wants to keep her because she is too beautiful to look at. Every Tuesdays she leans out the window and sees women opening their houses and wishes she was like them. Rafaela dreams that her hair was like Rapunzel’s because she wants to use this long hair to escape the house, just like Rapunzel using her hair to escape from the tower. Cisneros is
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Sharon Olds writes about the details of the youth guest’s that attended her son’s birthday party in her poem “Rite of Passage”. The poem uses a significant amount of similes to describe the specific details of the kids and their interaction amongst each other while at the party. Olds does a great job of giving specific similes to describe the look of the children so you can truly picture the children. With the way that she describes the children and their interaction it feels that you are standing along with her observing the same thing she is. The way that Olds describe her son and the details that describe her son, gives the reader a great understanding of the love that she has for her son.
Gary Soto's "Oranges" and Paul Laurence Dunbar's " A Negro Love Song" both revolve around the theme that love brings feelings of joy produces feelings of love. Soto approaches the theme through ways that show love requires sacrifice, whereas Dunbar wrote his poem with the theme of love brings feelings of joy. In "Oranges", a man recalls the time when he was a 12-year-old boy and the day that he takes his girlfriend on a date to the drug store. The girl picks up a candy bar that the boy cannot afford, but he pays the remaining amount with one of his oranges from his pocket. In "A Negro Love Song", an African American man tells another individual about the events that took place on his girlfriend's doorstep the previous night as he was dropping