Imagery and Personification in John Updike's "Ex-Basketball Player"
This analytical essay examines how John Updike uses imagery and personification in his poem "Ex-Basketball Player" to convey the story of a man whose obsession with his past results in an unfulfilling present.
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"You have a clear and succinct thesis statement that is comprehensively supported in your body paragraphs, which are then cohesively summarized and tied back to the thesis in your conclusion. To solidify your already strong essay, the most significant issue you need to address is your introduction. While you identify the poem and author and provide a quality thesis in it, you lack background information that you will need in order to provide context to the arguments you make in your body paragraphs. Specifically, your introduction currently only includes your thesis and a rewrite of it. Adding a summary of the poem (in your case, adding information on what about Flick's past the poem covers and what it reveals about his present) will make it easier for your reader to make sense of the quotes you embed and explain throughout the body of your essay. Finally, since you include embedded quotes, make sure that you include in-text citations that match them to their line numbers in order to adhere to MLA formatting."
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