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    There are several metaphors, or comparisons, in this poem. One is Soto's description of the candies "tiered like bleachers" (this is technically a simile because it is a comparison that uses "like"...

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    The author Gary Soto attempts to convey the experience of young love and sacrifice as a bright spot in a long life, despite its hardships, in "Oranges." The poem is the story of a first date to the...

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    The theme is commonly understood as "the main idea of a poem or story." This one is a bit complex because it's commonly understood that these main ideas can usually be expressed in one word. The...

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    Gary Soto's poem "Oranges" is narrated in the first person, from the point of view of an older man looking back on his first date. The poem starts with the boy walking towards the girl's house on a...

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    Diction in literature refers to how a poet carefully chooses words for a specific tone. Tone is the author’s attitude toward the subject. For instance, look at the description of the boy being...

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    The orange symbolizes young love. The speaker acknowledges the presence of the oranges when he first walked with a girl. He projects his emotions onto him. They become symbolic of the innocent,...

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    This beautiful poem enacts perfectly the tender yet awkward feelings that accompany first love in teenagers. The imagery creates a two contrasting elements in this poem: the cold setting that...

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    In trying to tackle this topic, I think we have to assume the type of perspective that can be seen in most reveries. Obviously, the setting of the speaker being 12 years old gives us some...

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