Sharon Old's The Race

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In Sharon Old's "the Race", Old utilizes alliteration, repetition, and imagery to convey meaning in the poem. To initiate, Old states," when I got to the airport I rushed up to the desk, bought a ticket, ten minutes later they told me the flight was cancelled...(lines 1-4)." This quote implies the fact that the protagonist is not able to travel to her destination due to her flight being cancelled. Since this is the catalyst of the poem, the use of alliteration helps describe the purpose of the poem. Through the use of alliteration, the author provides a tone of chaos and despair. Secondly, Old writes," Goodbye to my body, goodbye to comfort, I used my legs and heart as if I would gladly use the up for this...(lines 28-30)." The author portrays
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