Zheng Zhong - The Fury of Overshoes Analysis

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Zheng Zhong English Composition II Professor Rose 26 June 2013 The Fury of Overshoes What is the poem about? Describe the action of the poem. In this poem, the author discusses early days of her life and the recollections of all the things she did as a child. The poem begins with the story about the early school period and also about all the kids’ things common for that age. The author makes an emphasis on the little things and moments such as tying the shoe for the first time or riding a bike. The poem ends with the story about the thoughts of a child at the end of the day – how the children actually remember things and relive them again before going to sleep or in their dreams. Who is the speaker of the poem? It is not the author necessarily. What can you tell about the speaker from the poem? The narrator speaks from the point of view of a mom who oversees all the details of the new routines that the child had learned. In addition, the mom or the speaker wants to let us know that her child is gaining knowledge and achieving new skills. In the text we do not have enough information to make the relevant conclusion if the speaker is the author herself or someone else. Additionally, the main item that was mentioned many times throughout the poem was overshoes. I must admit that at first I did not know what overshoes are, but near the end of the poem I figured it out that this was only children’s
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way of saying that we have a lot of work. I think that the speaker might be
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