Gary Soto Tone

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Twist Analysis of “Oranges” by Gary Soto
The poem titled “Oranges” by Gary Soto is a story about a boy who is poverty stricken but sees positivity in his life as well. The tone of the poem changes at times from positive to gloomy and weary. For example, due to the fact that the setting is in the “gray” of December it is “cold” and there is “frost” that lingers. Also, the dog that “barked” and the “hissing” of the car creates a sad feeling. Nevertheless, the poem also brings a positive tone as he describes his walk with a young girl as he “touches her shoulder” and “led her down the street.” Additionally, what they see along the way such as the “porch light” and “planting of new trees” resemble positivity as well. Her reaction of having a “face bright” as he sees her “smile” and the “light in her eyes” further promote positivity.
Word Choice
Gary Soto uses a vast but simple
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