EX BASKETBALL PLAYER BY JOHN UPDIKE PDF

In “The Ex-Basketball Player,” while Updike’s recurring character of the former high school For, with the use of these poetic devices, John Updike captures the . John Updike contributed fiction, poetry, essays, and criticism to The New Yorker for a half century. He died in Read moreĀ». Ex-Basketball PlayerThe poem I am analyzing is “Ex-basketball Player” by John Updike. Updike was born in in Pennsylvania, and is most renowned for his .

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This is an ad network. Thanks for introducing me to his poems. Updike laces this poem bt proper diction, figurative language, and allusions to the post-World War II era. Some articles have YouTube videos embedded in them.

Perhaps we loathed him. It was too confusing. Jpdike was once the best basketball player in the area. Perhaps we are Flick. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so. Some articles have Google Maps embedded in them. Downloading text is forbidden on this website.

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Analysis of “Ex-Basketball Player” by John Updike

This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons. Flick had the talent necessary to shine in high school athletics. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. The simple and easily understandable diction used in this poem is also sensible, because the poet is seemingly appealing to a youthful audience.

The poem is a narrative, told from the perspective of one of the residents of the town in which Flick, the protagonist, used to play basketball.

Poems SummaryPoetry. This is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. This vivid and specific description enables the reader to travel, in mind, to the setting of the poem. We all have a mental image of Flick from our own life. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.

Flick provides an excellent lesson to all high school students. Updike also uses symbolism in the first stanza of his poem.

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Updike tries very hard to make this a generic, relatable story. This service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. Sorry, but only registered users have full access. This supports the Maven widget and search functionality.

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If Updike attempted to give updik poem a more structured configuration, it would quite possibly lose its powerful storytelling aspect.

The strong imagery that Updike uses is successful in allowing the reader to picture several aspects of the poem, including the setting and mood. This is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. We’ll occasionally send you account related and promo emails. We use cookies to give you the best experience possible. No data johb shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature.

That is what makes it so powerful. Updike was born in in Pennsylvania, and is most renowned for his works as a novelist.

Updike uses a single simile in the poem. This is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Choose an optimal rate and be sure to get the unlimited number of samples immediately without having to wait in the waiting list choose a membership plan. No data is shared johb Paypal unless you engage with this feature. What did you think of this poem? An analysis of “Ex-Basketball Player” shows that John Updike does an effective job of conveying the possible consequences of failing to acquire valuable skills and knowledge.

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