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  • T2 Poem talks about how even though being fired is sad, it's also a chance for the speaker to be free again.
  • T1 Poem will talk about the speaker being fired and how it makes her feel
  • first stanza Been fired eleven times reasons why she's been fired
  • third & fourth stanza it's always hard getting fired, but its nice to have your freedom back
  • Second stanza Jobs she's had in the past
  • Paraphrase
  • fifth stanza thinking about how she's "whats wrong with america" after getting fired
  • sixth stanza description of how things feel after she's been fired.
  • P.O.V Person being fired
  • Allusions "I am what is wrong with america."
  • Connotation
  • Imagery "in the emptied, post-rushhour street, the sun slouches in a tulip tree and the sound of a neighborhood pool floats up on the heat."
  • Symbolism Being fired symbolizes freedom in this poem
  • Unhappy yet relieved.
  • Attitude (Tone)
  • "And yet, how fine it feels, the perversity of freedom which never signs a rent check or explains anything to one's family."
  • Shifts
  • Theme
  • Being fired isn't always bad
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