January Chance is written by Mark Van Doren, the poem is about how a father and son need to patch things up before it is too late. The poem uses many descriptive literal and metaphorical details to describe the life of the father and son. It also uses a purposeful organization of its details and a meaningful title. The message that the poet tries to send is that if a person needs to
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to fix something that has gone wrong, or to take advantage of an opportunity.
The poet reveals important and valuable lessons within the poem. One of them is that a person should always keep in touch with their loved ones, and keep up with the bond that comes with loving each other. Another is that they should talk and share feelings if it may help someone in the future, for new knowledge is never useless.