Ex-Basketball Player Analysis. The Poem (Critical Guide to Poetry for Students) print Print; document PDF. This Page Only; Entire Study Guide; list Cite; link Link; John Updike’s “Ex-Basketball Player,” a poem of five stanzas each containing six lines and written in blank verse, describes the life of Flick Webb, once a high-school basketball star but now, his glorious past several years behind him.
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Ex-Basketball Player by John Updike Pearl Avenue runs past the high-school lot, Bends with the trolley tracks, and stops, cut off Before it has a chance to go two blocks, At Colonel McComsky Plaza. Berth’s Garage Is on the corner facing west, and there, Most days, you'll find Flick Webb, who helps Berth out. Flick stands tall among the idiot pumps— Five on a side, the old bubble-head style, Their rubber elbows hanging loose and low.
Ex-basketball Player John Updike Analysis
Ex-Basketball Player by John Updike Pearl Avenue runs past the high-school lot, Bends with the trolley tracks, and stops, cut off Before it has a chance to go two blocks.
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Ex-Basketball Player The poem I am analyzing is 'Ex-basketball Player' by John Updike. Updike was born in 1932 in Pennsylvania, and is most renowned for his works as a novelist. This poem is a subtle tragedy, as it describes a common occurrence in our world of dreams being unfulfilled.
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