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On The Subway The poem that I have chosen to write and analyze is On The Subway by Sharon Olds It was written in 1987 and is in one of Olds three books that she has had published called The Gold Cell The other books that Olds has written are Satan Days1980 and The Dead and the Living1983 Olds who was born in San Francisco has won a National Book Critics Circle Award for her poetry The poem is about the speaker of the poem in a subway car sitting across from a boy that frightens her a little bit She does not know the boy and is a little leery about who he is and what he could do to her This is a good poem about everyday life in the real life that could happen to anybody and contains many questions that many people ask their-selves everyday I chose this poem because I liked the way that it was similar to everyday life in the real world There is the speaker of the poem who is on a subway in the city and is a frightened by the appearance of another boy on the subway with her In this entry it does not specifically state how the speaker is and wether it was a incident that happened to the poet The speaker talks about John H Cross English 102-03 September 22 1999 Essay 1 how the boys appearance frightens her She talks about his big feet with dark black sneakers with white laces and how they looked like a set intentional scars Olds talked about what he looks like when he sees him He has the casual cold look of a mugger alert under hooded lids 7-9 She says that he is wearing red which makes her thing of the blood inside of ones body The speaker has on her black fur coat
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