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Elise Mask

on 3 January 2014

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Love that boy,
like a rabbit loves to run
I said I love that boy
like a rabbit loves to run
Love to call him in the morning
love to call him
“Hey there, son!”

He walk like his Grandpa,
Grins like his Uncle Ben.
I said he walk like his Grandpa,
And grins like his Uncle Ben.
Grins when he’s happy,
When he sad, he grins again.

His mama like to hold him,
Like to feed him cherry pie.
I said his mama like to hold him.
Like to feed him that cherry pie.
She can have him now,
I’ll get him by and by

He got long roads to walk down
Before the setting sun.
I said he got a long, long road to walk down
Before the setting sun.
He’ll be a long stride walker,
And a good man before he done.
Love that Boy
by: Walter Dean Myers
1.Feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
2.Having a sense of confidence in or satisfaction with
(a person, arrangement, or situation).
In this poem the road represents his life. He has a long road to walk down before he dies, meaning his life is going to be long. The setting sun symbolizes the end of the boy's life. His dad also thinks that his son is going to be a good man before the end of his life.
Walter Dean Myers was born in 1937 in West Virginia, but spent most of his life in Harlem. In 1954 he dropped out of high school to join the army. He later held many positions with various agencies including the New York State Department of Labor, the post office, a rehabilitation center and a transformer company. He received his degree from Empire State College in 1984.
Etymology: Created in the late 14th century. The word went from meaning "lucky, favored by fortune, prosperous" then later altered into "turning out well". "Chance, fortune" lastly the meaning changed to mean "very glad"; the definition well known today
Rhyme Scheme
Though symbolism can sometimes be confusing, Myers uses it in a skillful way that makes the poem foreshadow the life of his son.
"he walk like his grandpa"
Usually old people walk with more of a hunch and slower than a young boy, naturally, when Myers compares his son to his grandpas walking it is strange. it creates a strange image.
Thought the poem Myers compares his son to multiple things, including his grandpa and also his uncle Ben. He also compares his love to his son to the way a rabbit loves to run. This emphasizes how much he really loves to call his son in the morning.
In this poem Myers uses incorrect grammar which gives the poem a time period.
"He walk like his grandpa"
The rhyme scheme in this poem is unusual; the last line rhymes with the second an and the fourth line. Also the words that Myers chose to rhyme are not commonly rhymed words. For example: pie and by.
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