Monday, November 17, 2008

Hughes, Oliver, Parker

"Thank You M'am"

The main point of Hughes' piece is the unexpected kindness of strangers, shown when Mrs. Jones took in the boy who attempted to steal money from her and fed him, cleaned him, and even gave him the $10 he tried to steal from her for new suede shoes.


Mary Oliver is trying to tell the reader about ordinary thought, by jumping around with both language (the random things she talks about) and her word/paragraph spacing and order.

"Snapping Beans"

Lisa Parker's poem is about inner turmoil--the girl from the poem does not fit in at school, or in the North for that matter, but when she goes home she cannot even bear telling her Grandmother about it which furthers her troubles.

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