"Hockey Heart" Poem Review by Top Papers

"Hockey Heart"
A review of the poem "Hockey Heart" by John B. Lee.
# 133990 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2007 in Canadian Studies (Sports) , Canadian Studies (History, Culture) , Sport (General)


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The paper relates that the poem "Hockey Heart" by John B. Lee reflects the Canadian spirit towards hockey, not simply as a sport for the nation but as a way of life. The paper discusses how hockey is taught to Canadians as children and carried on as a passion into adulthood; it is more than a professional sport, commercialized by the popular media, it is an activity that Canadians enjoy to the point of obsession. The paper explains that it is for this reason that many stories - short stories, novels, and poetry - have been penned in devotion to ice hockey; they are odes of the personal significance of the sport to the writer.

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"The poem "Hockey Heart" by John B. Lee reflects the Canadian spirit towards hockey, not simply as a sport for the nation but as a way of life. Hockey is taught to Canadians as children and carried on as a passion into adulthood. Hockey is more than a professional sport, commercialized by the popular media; it is an activity that Canadians enjoy to the point of obsession. It is for this reason that many stories - short stories, novels, and poetry - have been penned in devotion to ice hockey; they are odes of the personal significance of the sport to the writer. Lee opens up his poem "Hockey Heart" with a clear identification of the..."

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