Summary Of A Summer Life By Gary Soto

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In his autobiographical narrative, A Summer Life, Gary Soto recreates his experience of his guilty six-year-old self, who stole an apple pie. Through his narrative Gary Soto retells his guilt through the usage of contrast, imagery, and allusion. Soto uses contrast such as “hell, holy...shadow,angle,light” in order to show the reader his knowledge of what he thinks the meaning of good and bad is. In paragraph two he states that “Boredom made me sin”(Soto 7). This quote shows that Soto knew what the consequences of stealing is, but he still decides to steal the apple pie. Imagery was another way for Soto to display his narrative. In paragraph two Soto writes “I stood before a rack of pies my sweets tooth gleaming and the juice of
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