Parade by Rachel Field

Summary: The speaker is anticipating and upcoming circus in this poem by Rachel Field


Speaker - The speaker talks about the anticipated that one might find in a circus parade

Section 1:

  • The speaker seems to be excited about the the circus coming into town and the audience knows this because of the number of detailed attractions from the circus parade that the speaker talks about
  • The town is of a simple, typical small town it seems and an example of this is when the speaker talks about "wild beasts never heard before within town limits"

Other Notes:

  • Rachel Field was a recipient of the Newberry medal for children's writing
  • Rachel Field could not read until she was ten years old
  • Rachel Field had a "camera memory" as displayed in the poem, "Parade"