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Analysis and comments on Saturday At The Canal by Gary Soto

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Comment 14 of 94, 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 94, 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

chanel from United States
Comment 12 of 94, 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

Brittany from China
Comment 11 of 94, 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 94, 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
Comment 9 of 94, added on October 21st, 2005 at 9:28 PM.

We had this in our comprehension part of our exam, the questions were
really hard but I liked the poem

Perosn from New Zealand
Comment 8 of 94, added on October 18th, 2005 at 11:04 PM.

I really liked your poem, don't listen to anybody who tells you different!
I read your poem just for fun because in my English class at Palo Alto
College we are studying about great poets...and I chose you. I can't wait
to read another one of your poems.
*_* Ashleigh Pacheco

Ashleigh Pacheco from United States
Comment 7 of 94, added on October 10th, 2005 at 10:39 AM.

i liked this poem alot .. i can relate to it ..

catie faust from United States
Comment 6 of 94, added on September 24th, 2005 at 10:05 AM.

"Saturday at the Canal" real caught my attention as I was reading through
"Imagining Worlds" by Margorie Ford and Jon Ford. I am many years out of
high school, but still do remember the feelings of those days. Gary has a
grasp on what the youth present, past and future experience on the thresh
of adulthood. I will be analyzing his poem for a paper I have in
"Performance Literature" a 300 college class.

I would suggest proper spelling and grammar and no use of e-mail
abbreviations, as not everyone knows what they mean. Some of the comments
were not understandable because of this.

Terry Wilson from United States
Comment 5 of 94, added on August 14th, 2005 at 12:47 PM.

I'm planning to use this poem with my seventh graders who are reading The
Outsiders by SE Hinton. It has a similar tone and subject.

C.R.Thompson from United States

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Poet: Gary Soto
Poem: Saturday At The Canal
Volume: Home Course in Religion
Year: 1991
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 17298 times
Poem of the Day: Dec 18 2007

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