Oranges

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  • Title
  • Paraphrase
  • Connotation
  • I originally thought this poem was going to mention many facts and details about the fruit (orange) when I first read the title.
  • Attitude/Tone
  • A young boy is going on his first date with a girl.  They go to the store, and she picks out a chocolate bar.  He only has a nickle and two oranges, and the chocolate costs a dime.  He gives one of his oranges and his nickle to the saleslady, then they go enjoy their snacks.
  • Shifts
  • "December", "oranges", "nickle", "first", "chocolate", "fire", "smile".
  • Title & Theme
  • I feel excited, thrilled, and happy whenever I read this poem because a young boy is going on a date for the first time, and this is an exciting moment.
  • The story shifts between the first and second stanza.  At the end of the first stanza, the two kids are in the drugstore.  At the beginning of the second stanza, the author is describing what is going on outside.
  • Title: "Oranges" symbolizes love because the boy is willing to give it up for the girl to be happy. Themes: Love, Sacrifice and Kindness.
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