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A Red Palm by Gary Soto

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A Red Palm by Gary Soto

The poem is about a farmer who works really hard to succeed in life and also to look after his family. The farmer as a school boy did not do well in school and so he dropped out and now he is suffering as a farmer. He works for the whole day in the cotton field, the sun shining very brightly and with blister on his palm. There are quite a number of figures of speech like metaphor where the farmer and a broken chair is being compared and the sun and blister is being compared. then personification- the dirt being personified…….etc.it talks about a persons survival by working really hard.hard work never goes unrewarded and that hard work gives you satisfaction at the end of the day.the thought of his family encourages him to work more harder.he works right from the morning till dusk to feed his family and send his children to school. after he gets home he, the lines 'the wind makes peace with the trees,the stars strike themselves in the dark' shows that at the end of the day he is a satisfied person.A Red Palm by Gary Soto

The poem is about a farmer who works really hard to succeed in life and also to look after his family. The farmer as a school boy did not do well in school and so he dropped out and now he is suffering as a farmer. He works for the whole day in the cotton field, the sun shining very brightly and with blister on his palm. There are quite a number of figures of speech like metaphor where the farmer and a broken chair is being compared. then personification- the dirt being personified…….etc.