Nine Gold Medals Analysis by David Roth

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race began the youngest runner tripped and fell on the ground which made all the other athlete stop to help him without any hesitation in life we often prioritize competitions and focus on winning them at any cost irrespective of what comes our way however there are even bigger things in life than just winning a competition this poem emphasizes honor sportsmanship and kindness exhibited by these athletes that made them win a gold medal each for their exemplary behavior the poem was written much like a story English support narrates the tale of nine young runners from all over the country it has been recorded in the form of a song by David Roth Roth takes the role of the narrator as well as spectator as he mentions but as sure as I'm standing here telling the story now it's a strange one but here's what occurred the poem is written in a very simple language poetic devices like alliteration climax have been used to add beauty lucidity to the language of the poem it is composed of eight stanzas out of which seven stanzas consist of four lines each and last stanza consists of five lines this poem is to some extent based on a shoe account Special Olympics is the world's largest sports organization for people with disabilities that focuses on developing the qualities of sportsmanship self-confidence and team spirit in individuals according to some folks at the Special Olympics Washington office this incident happened in the 1976 track and field event held at Spokane Washington when one of the athletes had actually fall down seeing which two or three other participants stopped to lift him up in eventually finished the race together however everyone participating in the race didn't turn back this does not however change the message that the poem gives us as the spirit of empathy consideration and Brotherhood surpasses the achievement of merely winning a competition at any point poetic devices alliteration alliteration is a close repetition of consonant sounds usually at the beginning of words instances of alliteration in the poem are his dreams and his effort stashed in the dirt but the youngest among them stumbled and staggered climax climax is the arrangement of ideas according to increasing order of importance the climax is usually achieved in the text leads up to an event mood phase or feeling of importance for example in the poem firstly all the athletes participate in the race then they help the Fallen athlete and finally they walk together holding hands to cross the finish line the race ends with each runner receiving a gold medal for the noble deed thus we see an increasing order of importance of the events taking place in the pole form and structure nine gold medals is composed of eight stanzas out of which seven stanzas are made of four nines each and last answer consists of five lines the poem follows a particular rhyme scheme with an exception in the first and the stanza for instance in the first answer we can observe no rhyming pattern between the four lines hence the rhyme scheme becomes ABCD the athletes had come from so many countries to run for gold and the silver and bronze many weeks and months in training all building up to the games again in the second stanza the second and the fourth line rhymes making the rhyme scheme ABCB we can observe a similar pattern in the third fourth fifth and sixth answers as well where run rhymes with gun sound rhymes with ground dirt rhymes with occured and compete rhymes with feet respectively hence the rhyming scheme of the second third fourth and fifth stanzas become ABCB respectively all round the field spectators were gathered cheering on all the young women and men then the final event of the day was approaching the last race was about to begin the loudspeakers called out the names of the runners the 100 metres race to be run and nine young athletes took their to toe mind and poised for the sound of the gun the signal was given the pistol exploded and so did the runners on hearing the sound but the youngest among them stumbled and staggered and he fell on his knees to the ground he gave out a cry of frustration and anguish his dreams in his efforts dashed in the dirt but as sure as I'm standing here telling the story now it's a strange one but here's what occurred the eight other athletes stopped in their tracks the ones who had trained for so long to compete one by one they turned around and came back to help him and lifted the lad to his feet in the seventh stands as well the rhyme scheme becomes ABC B as walk rhymes with mark then all nine runners joined hands and continued the 100 metres reduced to a walk and the banner above that said Special Olympics could not have been nearer the mark however the last stanza consists of five lines out of which this second fourth and fifth lines Ryan the fourth and fifth lines are the same the rhyming scheme becomes ABC BB that's how the race ended nine gold medals they came to the finish line holding hands tail and the banners above and nine smiling faces said more than these words ever well said more than these words ever will tone the tone of the forum is predominantly positive and inspiring this poem celebrates human values of compassion cooperation and empathy the poem builds of the story to a climax where the emotions are at its peak this poem attempts to teach us a lesson about sportsmanship and Brotherhood and gives a message that there are things in life that are more important than winning a competition and actions define the kind of person we are this point motivates individuals to help each other in need and spread joy as nine young athletes walk towards the finishing line holding hands a sense of unity cooperation and humanity is observed so if so please don't forget to hit that subscribe button and continue to encourage us more to deliver more such bowman analysis and english language tips to help you to get set and ready for your examinations all the best


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