Summary Of On The Subway By Sharon Olds

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In the poem “On the Subway” by Sharon Olds she identify and discuss the story by using literary devices such as imagery, simile, and tone. We can see various examples throughout the poem on how the author is comparing the life of a rich girl and a poor boy. For instance, at the beginning of the poem in lines 8-9 we can see the imagery that says, “he has a casual look of a mugger” here it’s saying that the boy has a suspicious and weird look. As well as, “he could take my coat so easily” the girl is trying to tell us that maybe the boy is a robber. Then she states in his appearance, “black sneakers with white laces” this can symbolize on how the boy is colored and she is white. Therefore, the poem also contains similes. For example, “he

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