The Question and Answer section for Ode to My Socks is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Ode to my Socks is an ode, as it praises the socks.
The poem is an ode to the speaker's socks.
the strong temptation
to save them
the way schoolboys
the way scholars
“Like explorers who in...
The speaker’s friend gives him a gift of soft homemade socks. He tries them on and finds them very beautiful. The poem personifies his new socks alternately as fish, sharks, blackbirds, and cannons. The speaker feels that his feet are honored by...
The repetition of phrases, involving the word socks, to begin lines (anaphora) can be seen throughout the poem.