Edward Hirsch's Fast Break

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In “Fast break” by Edward Hirsch the theme he is trying to portrait is that work can pay off. I see this is many spots throughout the poem. In stanza two Edward is showing descriptive imagery, it read, “for once our gangly starting center/boxes out his man.” By saying for once it indicates that he had never done it before, so I inferred that he must have been working hard to finally get a good box out. In stanza four he shows figurative imagery by saying “And spinning around to throw a strike/to the outlet who is already shoveling.” These words are showing that work within the team was paying off because one team member had a great pass to other. In the last stanza he is showing descriptive imagery as he says “And swiveling back to see an

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