Analysis Of Sharon Olds 'Poem Rite Of Passage'

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By going through the poem, “Rite of Passage”, line by line the tone is to be serious. In the very first line Sharon Olds used the term “guests” to tell who is coming to her son’s party. When someone is reading the word guest, it is to be more of a formal word. By knowing the title and reading the first line, I personally would think this party for her son is a ceremony for coming of age. In the third line the readers come to realize it is a first graders party. The speaker describes the guest at the first grade party as “men”. She sees this party to be very serious. In the next few lines these kids are not acting how first graders should act. The first graders are acting much older than they are. In the 8th line the boys began to argue, which

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