Luis Rodriguez Race Politics Poem

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The poem “Race Politics” was Luis J. Rodriguez and his brother when they were younger and they went shopping on the side of town they weren’t “allowed” to go because of their race.
The poem shows types of connotation, imagery, and syntax to show how he was feeling during all of this and telling us specific details of what had happened to them. This poem has multiple sources of connotation. Connotation is the feeling of the words that Luis J. Rodriguez chose to use. “Decided that we should go where ever we dman wanted to” ( Rodriguez 10-11). Right before these line Mr. Rodriguez was saying how him and his brother where men and then it came to this line were it saying they could go wherever they wanted to. These line have connotation because
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Rodriguez chose to write his poem with commas, semicolons, and dashes. “My brother and I --shopping for la jerfita” ( Rodriguez 1-2). These lines have a special arrangement to them to add an effect to the poem. This makes it add a pause when you start the poem and it get you to want to know what happens after the pause so you want to listen more. “Plenty reason to get my brother by the throat, taking turns punching him in the face, cutting him lower lip, punching, him vomiting” (Rodriguez 54-58). These lines have multiple commas to add more pauses in the sentence which is separated into multiple lines in the poem. The commas add some dramatic effect to this sentence because when you read with commas you pause at the commas so you are waiting for the reader to keep talking after they pause. Everyone is going to read it differently and this is the way i read it but i have always read it like that. So it adds more of a pause and dramatic effect so that people what to know how it will go after the pause. The poem shows types of connotation, imagery, and syntax to show how he was feeling during all of this and telling us specific details of what had happened to them. This poem is called “Race Politics” by Luis J. Rodriguez. The connotation is how a specific word makes you feel and the imagery is the way words make you imagine the details that are being told to you and the syntaxes are what add an effect to the story in a different way and it arranges
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