Gaining Yardage

Are Arlo and the speaker friends?

No, they are farm neighbors.

What makes someone a good friend?

Someone who is caring and kind and can make you laugh isa agood friend in my opinion.

What ideas does this poem share about friendship? Do you agree?

That Arlo is always there for the poet. I agree you should be there for your friends.

What is odd about the last two lines of this poem?

That they wouldn’t be friends anymore if they moved.

List the jargon used in the poem. Find definitions of each term. Do the definitions you find work within the context of the poem?

Yardage-A distance or length measured in yards.

I guess I can see that this comes in when talking about football.

Examine the poem’s use of pronouns. Is the antecedent for each pronoun always clear? What would you recommend the poet do to solve his pronoun problems? He said Arlo and me when it should be Arlo and I.

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