Tone Of The White Boy Poem Annotated

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In this poem it talks about different people and two different races. The white guy is the speaker and he contrast his life with the black guy’s life. In this poem the tone, the imagery, and organization is very understandable and detailed. The tone of the white guy that is going to work riding the subway is being afraid. He’s afraid that is across him can steal from him and even end his life in an instant. His tone is also racist because he assumes all this just because the individual is black not knowing who he really is and he’s already judging. He describes being there as being “stuck” which means he isn’t enjoying being there and is afraid of his life. The imagery in this poem is really straightforward. For example, “ the way he absorbs
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