To an Athlete Dying Young
By emmajones, Updated
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I thought this poem this poem was going to about an athlete dying from sickness, but I was only partially correct. This poem is really about a kid who dies and will be remembered by his accomplishments.
This poem is about a young athlete who passes away when he is at the top of his game. The speaker of this poem tries to find the silver lining of dying young by saying you will leave a great legacy.
We will always remember his accomplishments.
The speaker uses many words to describe death including shady night and sill of shade.
This poem made me feel depressed because the the athlete died so young. I thought the speaker also made the poem try to sound as optimistic as possible when he was talking about the silver lining of dying young.
The speaker's tone shifts when he talks about the athlete winning to when he is talking about the athlete's death and funeral.
The theme of this poem is leaving a legacy. The speaker of this poem thought dying young was a good thing because you are at the top of your game and don't mess up because of old age.
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