An Editorial That Represents One Side Of An Issue From A Poem

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When certain texts are read, different messages can be taken from it. Also, more arguments and ideas can be branched off of that one particular theme. The poem of “Summer” by Walter Dean Myers plays out a very happy scene of the overall joy of summer. This poem shares all the happiness that occurs and can occur throughout and during summer. Memories come rushing back to many who read this and reflect back on their childhood summer days. Yet, one issue that could be branched of this poem and could be noted is the increasing problem of children now days not having such an enjoyable and memorable summer. Kids all over spend their time differently and have many reasons why they do not play ...view middle of the document...

In continuance, an issue that could be pulled out of Walter Dean Myers’ “Summer” would be that children do not play outside as much today because some environments are scary to be in. Some children were lucky enough to grow up in safe areas to run and play around. This is mostly common because lines 5-6 in “Summer” read, “Running and ripping, catch the one you love days.” This shows that kids all over run, and run, and run in summer. Yet, some environments of bigger city areas, kids do not have the opportunity to going outside without it being a hazard. Some children would just be playing in the streets and alleys of their apartment homes. Mothers would constantly be worrying and would probably even sometimes prevent their children from playing outside in summer. Therefore, this makes children’s summers less memorable.
In conclusion, an editorial that can be branched off of “Summer” by Walter Dean Myers, would be that children do not go outside in the summer as much anymore because of pure laziness. All kids want to do now days, is sleep and watch television. This could consist of an entire summer’s worth of doing so. Lying on the couch, hanging out with friends inside playing video games, and many other...

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