Because he did not appear to be talking to anybody in particular, but rather remembering a happier and simpler period, I assumed the audience was him reminiscing to himself about his first love when he was a young lad. The larger topic in this poem, I believe, is young love. How short-lived and precious it is.
The main character, who we will call "Oranges", seems like a nice enough boy. He has bright orange hair and an orange shirt. When we first meet him, however, he is sitting alone in a room with no visible means of support. This would lead one to assume that he is either very poor or completely out of work. It is possible that he comes from a wealthy family but has been sent away to school because he is too old to be allowed at home. In any case, he does not seem to have anyone else living with him so we can infer that he lives alone.
When we next see Oranges, he has grown up and moved to San Francisco where he meets many different women. All of these women are described as beautiful but none more so than Oranges' first love, Julia. They fall deeply in love and plan to marry but eventually Julia gets sick of city life and wants a change of scenery so they move back to Orange County where Julia's family owns a large farm. Once there, she gives birth to a son named David who is painted blue - perhaps to match Julia's eyes.
To portray a loving encounter between the narrator and his partner, Gary Soto's poetry "Oranges" combines contrasts between brightness and dullness, warmth and cold, and young and elderly. The poet tells us that remembering an innocent first love may warm the heart and leave a lasting impression. Oranges, which are often used to describe beautiful women, can also suggest sweetness and deliciousness.
In conclusion, "Oranges" means love. Love is something that should not be taken for granted, but enjoyed while it lasts because once it is gone, it is gone forever.
As the climax comes, his guilt clashes with his enjoyment. The sixth paragraph has the climax. Although it appears that he merely refuses Cross-Eyed Johnny's plea for piece of the pie, Soto also depicts an epic conflict between the youngster and God. As Johnny draws closer to God's chosen people, the Jews, Soto notes that he is coming "to make Israel his own." This shows that even though he may be rejecting God, he is still looking to fulfill his own desires.
In conclusion, the climax reveals that although Gary Soto seems like he is rejecting God, he is really only seeking fulfillment in the world. He wants to carry out his plans without being punished by God.
The slightest contrasts, when combined, may produce mood and meaning. These contrasts create a feeling of tension that is resolved when the older man gives the younger one his glass eye to hold.
Tone is also used here to describe the overall attitude or feeling that is created by the contrasting elements in the poem. The tone of "Oranges" is one of joy and love because it is resolved when the old man gives the young one his lost eye. Although this poem describes an unpleasant scene, it does so in a way that makes you feel sorry for the young man who gets robbed of his eye.
Another important aspect of poetic tone is its variation. Since "Oranges" contains different types of poems (e.y., description, narrative), its tone can vary depending on which type you are reading. If you were to read only the description part of the poem, it would have a very different feeling than if you were to read only the narrative part. This shows that tone is not just something you feel in your heart but rather it is an effect produced by the combination of various elements within the work of art.
This book's topic is how individuals evolve and develop with time, as well as how their views and expectations alter. The main character, Mario Sotero, is a young man who lives in Argentina. He is a painter who is trying to make it big in Europe but fails repeatedly. In fact, he ends up in jail twice.
Mario meets two women while in prison: one is his cellmate, the other is Rita, a famous singer from Spain. Through these three characters, we learn about the changes that occur within people as they grow older. Rita goes from being a popular star in Spain to becoming a homeless woman living on the streets. Her career never recovers after this incident. Mario, on the other hand, becomes more sympathetic as he processes the mistakes of his life and moves on.
Taking Sides is a novel that talks about betrayal, forgiveness, redemption, and growth. It is written in third person narrative, featuring an alternating point of view between Mario and Rita.
Here are some themes that can be found in Taking Sides by Gary Soto: love, hate, guilt, innocence, responsibility, fate, death, justice, democracy, tyranny, happiness, sadness.
Because it depicts what our world would be like without love, the tone is melancholy and blue. It's pleasant, charming, friendly, and gorgeous since it depicts two youngsters in love. However, there is a slight hint of sadness because one of them will soon leave for school while the other will go to bed alone since her lover will be out earning money.
The poem starts with the phrase "One orange tree in blossom" which means that there is only one orange tree in bloom. This indicates that the poet is describing a scene from just one branch of his family tree. Since he mentions "orange trees" three times in the first line, we can assume that there are others that don't have any fruit. Thus, the scene described here is not unique.
Next, we need to identify who or what the "I" is. The first thing that comes to mind is the poet himself since he is the one writing the poem. However, according to the Poetry Foundation, this is not true since the "I" is actually a fictional character named Oranges Buckland.
Buckland was a young man from Bristol, England, who spent his life savings on an estate near Tangier in North Africa.