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Analysis and comments on Saturday At The Canal by Gary Soto

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Comment 16 of 899, added on November 12th, 2009 at 5:20 PM.

I think this poem is very interesting and thought provoking. I understood
it better after reading about Gary's life as a child and a teenager. My
favorite line is "school is just a check mark...". This made me thinking
that the author was physically present at school, but his mind was not
attuned to learning, it was elsewhere; when he was day-dreaming about the
place that is far from home, school, borringness, powerty,and sadness. He
was dreaming about going to San-Francisco, where everything is so much
different than in his home town.
In general, the poem made me feel very sad and discomforted.

John from United States
Comment 15 of 899, added on April 18th, 2008 at 2:32 PM.

i love ur poems n poetry idk how u writen so many but dat takes alot of
time am writing these project about u n it counts my whole intire grade can
u imagine dat well until know im getting 2 know u more thats cool huh?. bye
always ur #1 fan nancy

nancy from United States
Comment 14 of 899, added on April 7th, 2008 at 8:58 PM.

i love all poems! dad way dat gary soto writes it's poetry is so nice! hope
he keeps writing more stories n poetry!:)

diana from United States
Comment 13 of 899, added on January 2nd, 2008 at 9:19 PM.

og ur so cool idk how u do it its very hard to be a poet i could amgain so
keep up the good work oh and ur hottttttttttt baby holla the number is 410
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chanel from United States
Comment 12 of 899, added on April 23rd, 2006 at 8:31 PM.

i loved the pop up that came up on the screen ! Push the fart button that
was brilliant mate! oh by the way nice poem, Catie has a weird comment, go
home

Brittany from China
Comment 11 of 899, added on February 28th, 2006 at 8:47 AM.

This poem is so real. I live in a completly blan and boring town, is has
hardly any character. I see the same faces everyday, and have the same
conversations, it makes me want to go mad. I went to visit jacksonville
florida recently, and seeing the big city, and all the different people, it
was like a breath of fresh air to me. I want to scream somtimes just
thinking of my life and how i feel as if its going nowhere. I want to break
away, get in a car, and just drive, and drive, and drive, until i feel as
if i have reached my calling. Your poem brought tears to my eyes, just
knowing, if you this poor character in this story, has made a life, and
interesting life with a child and wife, in sunny california, than mabey i,
a reckless and lost 17 yr old, can find a life one day that will withhold
my attention and dreams.
please write back, you are a wonderful writer

Sonnet White from United States
Comment 10 of 899, added on February 14th, 2006 at 7:18 AM.

Mr. Soto you are my hero, i want to make sweet love to you. Will you meet
me? I will meet you anytime. I love you :)

Cameron Parker from United States

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Information about Saturday At The Canal

Poet: Gary Soto
Poem: Saturday At The Canal
Volume: Home Course in Religion
Year: 1991
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 17836 times
Poem of the Day: Dec 18 2007


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