“Alright everyone pack out and gear up” Thompson ordered. All 20 of us stood up and walked to the armory. When we got to the armory where Garcia, Marshall, and Lucky were gearing up as well.” Where the heck were you at during the briefing.” Tank shouted sounding annoyed.
Soto illustrates the innocence of young love and the transition from childhood to adulthood in his poem "Oranges" using structure, figurative language, and contrast. The transition from childhood to adulthood is one marked with awkwardness and an unsure idea of where exactly one fits in. It is a time of exploration and loss of innocence, as one learns the reality of the world and begins to open their eyes. But this loss of innocence is not entirely bad, as one is exposed to the beauty along with the cruelty of the world. In Soto's poem "Oranges," the speaker recalls his first date, his first infatuation, his first experience with young love. The imagery and overall detail of the poem suggest that the speaker recalls this memory very well, hinting at its importance, while the structure draws attention to the developments throughout the date. The poem begins with "I" and "her," transitions to "we" and
“George … George … GEORGE! Get your tail out of bed. You're going to be late for church! You know you have to go, today. You promised that nice boy next door that you would. You don't want to disappoint him now, do you? Why, he seems like such a nice boy. He's another Army soldier, isn't he? That's what you said the other night when you told me to make sure you got up this morning because he was going to church with us. You are going to church, aren't you? Well, you're not gonna do it by staying in bed all morning. You need to get up … get up, George! NOW!”
“George raised the gun and his hand shook, and he dropped his hand to the
“The insurgents were hitting us in overwhelming numbers. I had Joker reach for his radio and give HQ a Sitrep. He was also to call for Close Air Support. They would soon respond, delivering overwhelming reality.”
Almost every day I start to wonder why we feel uncomfortable in a new environment. Everyone sees the world differently; I wonder how the experiences we've had change the actions that follow. Maybe it is because of the new location or the rules that apply? These are some questions I wonder about when I was reading Oranges by Gary Soto.
Anthony Burgess's writing style in his most famous novel, A Clockwork Orange, is different to say the least. This novel is praised for its ingenuity, although many are disturbed by Burgess's predictions for the future. However, for many, it is close to impossible to comprehend without outside help. This is because Burgess created a language specifically for this novel, called Nadsat. This Russian-based language forms conversations between the narrator, Alex, and his teenage, delinquent friends. There are many assumptions as to why Burgess chose to complicate A Clockwork Orange by filling it with the confusing Nadsat language. Some opinions are that the language shows A Clockwork Orange readers
Orange is like a radiant sunrise on Halloween. Orange is like fallen leaves blowing in the wind. Orange is like the color of the delicious fruit people love to eat. Orange is like the blooming marigold growing in the Fall.
One night before George goes out with his new lady friend, he tells her a few stories. One included waking up one morning after a night of drinking with blood on his shirt. The caveat being he had no idea where the blood came from. On another occasion, upon being shoved by a young woman in a club after drinking for a while, George pushed her back and the woman went flying across the room.
After you have completed your part of the mission, call me and let me know, then head back to the hotel and call it a night.” Jim told him. “I will then leave the Tower and drive around a little, checking to see that the ReVoLT is working and making sure they don 't follow you.” Jim smiled. “Now I 'll know where these two clowns are!” Then, with a light slap on Sam 's back, Jim told him. “Okay partner, let 's Get 'er Done!”