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Analysis and comments on Saturday At The Canal by Gary Soto

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Comment 8 of 898, 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 898, added on October 10th, 2005 at 10:39 AM.

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

catie faust from United States
Comment 6 of 898, 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 898, 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
Comment 4 of 898, added on June 11th, 2005 at 9:16 PM.

What a lovely poem. "Kerry English" posted a rather idiotic comment
stating, I suppose, that he thought your poem was a comment on education.
How silly. The point of the poem is not a scathing review of any education
system, but rather, a capturing of the desire by 17 year olds everywhere to
escape, to expolore, and to break free.

L C Haywood from United States
Comment 3 of 898, added on June 5th, 2005 at 7:58 PM.

Dear Gary,
I gave your poem to my daughter who is graduating high school in June. I
thought it was a brilliant example of public education in Los Angeles and
the feeling of the seniors in her class. Thanks for the expression and no
thanks to the citizens of Los Angeles that do not fund education.

kerry english from United States
Comment 2 of 898, added on May 24th, 2005 at 12:12 PM.

i thought your poem was really great. i think you should iot pay attentiton
to that other guy he is jusrt jelous

Andrew Kontio from United States
Comment 1 of 898, added on April 21st, 2005 at 7:19 PM.

i thought that your poem wqas kinda bad it made no sense and you should
work haredr i thought that it was hoorible actually.
Juan

juan spears

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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: 17662 times
Poem of the Day: Dec 18 2007


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