To An Athlete Dying Young Summary

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In the poem, "To an Athlete Dying Young" by A.E. Housman and in the article, "Excerpt from OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left the Building" by Wright Thompson, both writers advert to athletes such as Michael Jordan to suggest that those who live a long life of accomplishments will remain in the public's memories. Housman and Thompson suggest this because of how those who support the athlete are described once the athlete is out of the game and how the athlete's life is predicted. In "To an Athlete Dying Young" by A.E. Housman and in "Excerpt from OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left the Building" by Wright Thompson, it is suggested that a long life of accomplishments will result as a long-term memory to the public based on how the supporters of the athletes are described. Michael Jordan realizes how crazy it is to know that everyone who looks up to him will eventually forget about him when…show more content…
This has been a suggestion in the article, "Excerpt from OTL: Michael Jordan Has Not Left the Building" by Wright Thompson and in the poem, "To an Athlete Dying Young", by A.E. Housman because there is a question near the end of both texts, "what will he or she do next?". Thompson construes the idea of why many times a person succeeds doesn't matter, "time itself is on Brady's side for now", (Thompson). In other words, one must make as many accomplishments before they "retire" from their successful career. However, they can keep making their career bigger. Housman agrees with Thompson when he says, "so set, before its echoes fade, the fleet foot or the still of shade, and hold to the low lintel up still-defended challenge cop", (Housman). There is not enough time to waste in the world without completing something, and there is not enough time in the world to keep failing. However, there is enough time in the world to achieve that dream, goal, and opportunity before the clock is
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