Two Worlds Coming Together In Sharon Olds On The Subway

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Sharon Olds, the author of “on the Subway” shows us two different worlds coming together. Both poems have been explicitly implied, to demonstrate the differences and similarities. This is why theme and imagery help the reader better understand this poem.
Sharon shows how both worlds are in reference to one another, but at final time they come together. At the beginning of the poem there is two boys that are both from different races.
They both sit right across each other and observe each other to the best of their abilities.
This is where imagery plays a great role in this poem, because it helps the reader make a visual representation of what is happening in the poem. For example, “he has the casual cold look of a mugger”, this is meant

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