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SECRET PATHThe Secret Path by Gord Downie
Freezing rainAnd ice pellets Walking homeI’m covered in itWalking home Along the tracksSecret PathDid you say “ Secret Path”?❏“ Freezing rain and ice pellets walking home. I’m covered in it.”Chanie feels as though the weight of the journey is all dependent on him.❏He thinks that escaping the residential schools will give him a better reality but it comes with many difficulties.❏The train tracks symbolize new beginnings for Channie❏He has hope even though this journey is taxing on his bodyPATHETIC FALLACY
Pale blueDoesn’t do what they said it’d doIt’s just a jacketIt’s a windbreakerIt’s not a jean jacketThey call it a windbreakerWalking homeAlong the tracksSecret PathHe said, “ Secret Path”❏Pale blue represents Chanie’s attitude he started off with was the bright blue. But he's slowly fading from the cold. Which represents the pale blue.❏A jean jacket shows confidence but Chanie is running out of that.❏The windbreaker is protecting him from the some of the adversities he is facing.❏Because Chanie was in the winter season the windbreaker is protecting him from the wind. The wind symbolizes the bad things in Chanie’s life. It as if the windbreaker is keeping him stable.❏Chanie still has the ambition of completing his journey. He has hope.SYMBOLISM
I am soakedTo the skinThere’s never beenA colder rain than this one I’m inPale blueDoesn’t do what they said it’d do