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 almost every cliché and phrase that has ever been said or written about money.
Each verse takes a different perspective of the subject. If a person has had to struggle with finances, the poem will at least supply a bit of mirth on the topic.
Stanza 1-This stanza provides many words used as slang synonyms for the word money. The writer has placed certain words within the lines to rhyme. ‘the long cash, stash…”
Stanza 2- In this stanza, the poet uses participles to express using money to pay for something:
“Watch it burn holes through pockets!” This is certainly a problem for some people; if they have it, they need to spend it
Stanza 3 -This stanza has money symbolizing people who have a lot of...
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