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What is the tone in the Dana Gioia poem "Money"?

On the surface, the poem "Money" by Dana Gioia is lighthearted in tone. It is basically an assortment of clichés and common sayings about money strung together in a poetic structure. However, the...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2019 5:22 pm UTC

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In Dana Gioia's "Money," what figures of speech can you identify?

This poem is full of figures of speech and poetic elements. One of the first figures of speech that stands out to me is his use of anaphora, which is repetition at the beginning of each line. Dana...

Latest answer posted October 4, 2018 6:33 pm UTC

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What literary devices were used in the poem "Money" by Dana Gioia?

Dana Gioia ‘s poem “Money” grabs hold of the subject that is constantly on everyone’s mind, even those people who have a lot of it. Gioia’s approach is clever and humorous. His language involves...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2012 9:24 am UTC

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What are some of the images in the poem "Money" by Dana Gioia?

In the poem "Money", Dana Gioia uses imagery to convey in the reader an alternative illustration of money; one that takes away the glamour, enigma, and glitz that is often associated with it....

Latest answer posted November 10, 2012 10:18 pm UTC

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How do I write an essay comparing and contrasting "The Sunday News" by Dana Gioia with "Catching Up" by Jeff Holt?...

Your introductory paragraph should discuss the overarching thematic similarities between the poems, mentioning that they both appear to be poems in which the narrator is encountering, in some way,...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2015 1:00 pm UTC

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What elements make Dana Gioia's poems relatable to the average reader?

First, we should define "average reader." This might be tough. We don't want to be disparaging, nor do we want to glorify the "average reader" (which is disparaging in its own way). Perhaps we...

Latest answer posted June 27, 2020 1:26 pm UTC

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