What is your worth?, what makes you happy?, what makes you sad or disappointed?. Life has ups and downs and turnarounds but do you give up?. Mother and Daughter by Gary Soto is and short little that discuss the hardship of this young girl named Yollie along with her mother. Armitage Street by David Hernandez is a short poem that is about a narrator whose’ waiting on a train to leave Armitage Street their favorite childhood street. Both of these authors shows there's no need to have it all just make the best of what you have. Gary shows this through Metaphor and Character actions and David did this through First Person and Description. Both of these text proves life has struggles and things is not always perfect. In the text “Mother and Daughter” Yollie and her mom are both trying to make ends meet they are poor and it’s hard for her mother to get her everything she wants. Throughout the story Mrs. Moreno sacrifices everything and a piece of evidence i can pull from the text is “ We don’t have the money said her mother, genuinely sad because …show more content…
The writer uses description when they was leaving their street they described how it was leaving their street. For example it says “I looked down on Armitage Street full of quaint old building, upscale stores and fashion by dressed mothers pushing white-walled baby cartridges.” Here we see why they loved “Armitage Street” and how description took a big part in by describing how their street looked. This short poem uses repetition all through this piece of poetry when the narrator tells how they miss their Armitage Street. In the source the line “it seems like yesterday on Armitage Street” reruns numerous times. I think this clarify the theme because since the author had so many memories on their street and now it’s a memory but to them it appear like
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Common migration problem on the examples of the poem of “Elena” and the story “No speak English”. The poem ,”Elena” by Pat Mora and the story, ”No speak English”, by Sandra Cisneros show how difficult it is to get used to living in a foreign country and feel like an alien in a new society. This problem called alienation. For instance, the poem “Elena” gives us a sense of the protagonist, she feels embarrassed all the time, ”I’m embarrassed at mispronouncing”, she says, “embarrassed at the laughter of my children, the grocery, the mailman”, all of this tormented her. The feelings of embarrassment and shame, are parts of alienation, they oppress the main character, but also help to overcome psychological and domestic difficulties experienced
In the poem, “Oppression”, by Jimmy Santiago Baca, Baca demonstrates many examples of the hope and belief throughout the poem. Baca mentions to the audience that there will always be obstacles which one must prevail before they reach the top. Therefore help the readers recognize that in order for emancipation, one must never stop believing in themselves. An example of hope would be when Baca states,” And always, always, remembering you are human.” Here he indicates that though life may put us through tough times, we must always remember that we are humans and we are capable of overcoming obstacles.
Abu-Jaber’s attitude towards dieting is a form of resistance. She refuses to change her eating habits in order to squeeze into a smaller clothing size. Not only does Abu-Jaber reject the unhealthy mental and physical effects of constant dieting but also an American model of beauty and acceptability in women. This model keeps women small and hungry. In contrast, Abu-Jaber and her “immigrant kid friends” espouse a view in which women are not afraid to be large and full.
CRA: Anzaldua Borderlands In her poem “Borderlands,” Gloria Anzaldua strategically exposes readers to the true form of the Borderlands region as she conveys the internal incongruity that is rife with this state. As she characterizes the nature of the Borderlands, extending the idea of the Borderlands from a geographical region to an extensive social phenomenon, Anzaldua emulates an experience that is shared by many; conquered by fear. Anzaldua cogently employs the use of distinct structural elements within her poem as a form of illustrative depiction in order to express to readers the strenuous relationship between the inhabitants and their environment.
Poetry Analysis Once the poem “History Lesson” was written numerous poetry foundations celebrated it for many reasons. “History Lesson” not only makes an impact on literature today it has also impacted people also. This poem inspires people and moves them to the point to where they can find a personal connection to the poem itself and to the writer. Not only does it hold emotional value for those who were victimized and those whose family were victimized by the laws of segregation, but the poem is also celebrated for its complexity. The poem uses many techniques to appeal to the reader.
When he talks about the hardships of having to go through the grocery after work, the little things that make life tougher, you can feel the store around you. The hard concrete floors with the damp light roughly illuminating the isle. “...the ADHD kids who all block the aisle and you have to grit your teeth and try to be polite as you ask them to let you by, and eventually, finally, you get all your supper supplies, except now it turns out there aren't enough checkout lanes open even though it's the end-of-the-day-rush…” Is a great quote to represent the vivid imagery used in this piece. The way that he writes about more than just the image
La Migra is a poem written by Pat Mora about the Mexican - American immigration issue. It’s purpose is to acknowledge the emotions and sentiments of the Mexican immigrants who try to come to the United States illegally. The denotation of the poem’s title means immigration and the connotation is referring to the police officers standing at the Mexico-United States border. The poem is divided into two stanzas to acknowledge immigration through the different perspectives of the illegal immigrant and also through the eyes of the border police. The first stanza is through the perspective of the male border cop, who thinks his power and nonessential items make his superior to the immigrants.
Silverstein states how “there is a place where the sidewalk ends/and before the street begins/and there the grass grows soft and white/and there the sun burns crimson bright”(Silverstein 1-4), and also states how “Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black/and the dark street winds and bends past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow/we shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,”(Silverstein 7-10). The first quote represents a “perfect area” right between the place where the sidewalk (which is a metaphor for life) and the street by stating how “the grass grows soft and white”(Silverstein 3), describing luscious grass, and by stating how “the sun burns crimson bright”, sunlight being a metaphor for good. The 2nd quote, in the 2nd stanza, represents a bad area, as it says how “the smoke blows black”, and there are flowers in the color of asphalt (rotting flowers). This part of the “sidewalk journey” is tough, because it says how “the dark street winds and bends”, and a winding and bending path is hard to travel on. This tough part of life is where the people are right now, and the poem says “let us leave this place,”(Silverstein 7) when starting to describe the bad place, and says “we shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow,”(Silverstein 10), to show that the people described in the poem are steadily walking towards the good
To many people “I am Joaquin” is more than just an epic poem, it is the anthem of the Chicano movement which embodies our peoples struggles and culture. What made the work become the Chicano Movements anthem is the fact that it is a piece that seems to evaluate the Chicanos and their history from the good to the bad. It also seems to emphasize the Chicanos search and struggle for identity starting from the beginning of the Spanish conquest to our modern times. Basically this poem has become such an iconic work because it attempts and succeeds in encompassing as much Chicano history into it and makes no bias choice as it has both positive historical moments and negative, but they all tie back to Chicanos and their history. One of the main aspect that makes “I am Joaquin” an interesting piece of work and an icon for the Chicano movement is how the work seems to
Drifters by Bruce Dawe “Why have hope?”, is the question raised in the poem “Drifters” by Bruce Dawe. Bruce Dawe’s poem explores how change can damage a family 's relationship and cause them to drift apart. This poem has underlying and straight forward themes depicted about change. Straight forward depiction is the physical movement of the family from place to place and not everyone is in favour of this change. The very first line of the poem, “One day soon he’ll tell her it’s time to start packing”, supports the inevitable change that no one else has a say in except the man.
Pat Mora, a Mexican-American poet, wrote “Legal Alien to portray the theme “all people- no matter what race, culture, ethnicity, etc. - are all created equal. The poems tone, conflict, and metaphors all builds this theme. In “Legal Alien” the speaker starts off saying she is “Bi-lingual, Bi-cultural” and continues to tell how easy it is for her to go from Spanish to English. This poem starts out to be calm and relaxing, but starting on line 8, the tone completely changes.
By nature, shorter poems are more densely packed with cues and devices because authors cannot express their intended message over the sweeping length of a poem but rather they must be more concise and creative. A poet may write a shorter poem to juxtapose a simple surface message to a more meaningful deeper message. Thus, complexity and artistic value are unrelated to length, but rather, they are developed through masterful writing. “Good Times” by Lucille Clifton embodies the double-edged sword of complex storytelling within a short poem, as she identifies the speaker 's occasional good memories to develop an image of the speaker’s typical abject life. The short poem is crafted with patterns of repetition, for there are so few lines to fit meaningful insight into.
The language of the poem in the first stanza also depicts the setting of New York as a busy place with a lot going on at one time, “The sun is hot, but the/cabs stir up the air. I look/at bargains in wristwatches. There/ are cats playing in sawdust.” (11-14) The near-sporadic thinking of the speaker: having multiple thoughts in the same stanza that aren’t directly related and being written in short-enjambed sentences (creating breathlessness), creates a feeling of sensory overload which a city like New York is known
Mister Per Factum is the living synonym of precision. That is not mine or anyone else’s claim, but his own proclamation. One may mistake it as another eccentricity of another once a century genius (again, all the claims are of Mr. Factum himself). No, it is more than a mere eccentricity, and it is more than a simple OCD. What it is is the ego of an artist.