You Are Turning Ten Analysis

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You Are Turning Ten!
No one seems to pay much attention to the emotional challenges that a nine year old goes through when they are about to turn ten: as explained by Billy Collins. The author uses a ten year old boy as the character who is extremely sad, lonely, and depressed. In addition, he uses the boy to describe how his innocence and the simplicity of being a child has started too fade away. Likewise, the complex inner emotions, the entities used as representation of one’s childhood, and a child’s memory is a phase that is overseen by adults while a child transition to a gap that falls in between the innocence of childhood and becoming a teenager as described by Billy Collins “On Turning Ten”.
To begin, one way the author uses to demonstrate the boys inner feelings is by expressing his defense regarding the change. Furthermore, the boy conveys frustration as if no one understands the difficulty of letting go of his childhood “You tell me it is too early to be looking back,” (Collins 8). Moreover, the boy express as though an adult will not fathom how he feels. In
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Furthermore, by using character and toys, he is able to describe what the boy’s interest was at a particular age “At four I was an Arabian wizard. At seven I was soldier, and at nine a prince (Collins 13). In addition, he uses illness to describe how his soul is being subjected to something unfamiliar “The whole idea of it makes me feel like I’m coming down with something, something worse than any stomach ache or the headaches” (Collins 1-4). In continuation, the author has described as the illness being a disfiguring to boy’s inner soul “a kind of measles of the spirit, a disfiguring chicken pox of the soul (Collins5-7). Similarly, the author intents for one to believe that as you grow and go through phases you tend to leave your old self behind just to restart a new