How Things Work. By Gary Soto. Today it's going to cost us twenty dollars. To live . Five for a softball. Four for a book,. A handful of ones for coffee and two sweet. Gary Soto flexes these all-powerful analytical skills in his poem How Things Work , explaining to his daughter (and all of us readers) how the. Gary Soto: How Things Work The Poem Today it's going to cost us twenty dollars. To live. Five for a softball. Four for a book, A handful of ones.
The welfare state this is such a beautiful idea. The welfare of us all, fare thee well, and if forever, still forever fare thee well. The mother. GARY SOTO, born and raised in Fresno California, is the author of ten poetry collections for adults, most notably NEW AND SELECTED. “How Things Work” Gary Soto. Before Reading. Define the What do you think “ to live” means in the context of the poem? Explain. 2. To what.
Analysis: This poem may seem very simplistic, but if we use our knowledge of life, history, and a little imagination, the theme is huge. This poem was interesting to me because it Soto talks about money, even though twenty dollars does not seem too far, especially these days. Poetry & Literary Analysis. 12/ Song Analysis. 12/ Art Analysis. 12/15 HOW THINGS WORK. By: Gary Soto. Today it's going to cost us twenty dollars.