In, the poem “Push” by Marty Schoenleber the author says to try and succeed. He also states to be something big and to find some form of motivation. Push is about a man who never got his “push” in life and ended up still feeling important and “pushing” others. In his poem, “Push”, Marty Schoenleber uses the literary devices of simile, metaphor, rhyme, repetition, alliteration and mood to inspire others and to make the reader inspired.
The theme of this book is to never give up and to be something big. The author uses language such as “This is for the soul searchers” and “This is for the guitar strings never threaded and the scripts never written and the thrill voices that never cried hallelujah because they didn’t believe they could.” The words creating mood and theme in the first line are soul searchers and in the second is hallelujah. The author uses soul searchers as a form to tell you of the people searching for that push, and hallelujah is used to show emotion and joy. Another example form the text is “Don’t be discouraged when you can’t cross one line, ‘cause you’ll pass a hundred others learning you can’t go over one.” The word that creates mood in this line is discouraged as a way of showing emotion.
The author uses language such as metaphor and simile to make the poem more readable and enjoyable. “And in all of this, I wonder if the big things know how important they are, because I’m a mustard seed,” the author says that he is a mustard seed to explain how small he is. “This is a dare: go to your fridge and get all your eggs and put them in one basket and tell me if you’re still incapable.” The author is saying to put all your eggs in one basket and literally means to put all of your resources into one thing. Another example is “This is so you can look at me differently like I was an amputee.” The author is saying he wants them to look at him differently like he had something amputated.
What the poem means to me is to be something big. Try to be...