Theme Of Oranges By Gary Soto

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In “Oranges”, Gary Soto puts the reader in a romantic scene where a boy is on a date with a girl. The boy’s affection is shown by what he does with two oranges. He is not particularly wealthy so he uses one orange as payment for a chocolate bar. While the girl eats the chocolate he eats his other orange. Instead of having the chocolate or even sharing it, he is selfless and gives the whole bar to her. The overall theme of the poem is sacrifice, more specifically, for the people that you love. Throughout the poem color and personification are used to paint a picture in the reader's head. “Fog hanging like old Coats between the trees.” (46) This description is used to create a monochromatic, gloomy, and dismal environment where the poem takes

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