Sabine R. Ulibarri's My Wonder Horse

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Do you know your limits? Each poem, short story and piece of nonfiction in Unit 4 Facing Limits supports that knowing your limits and facing them and also being able to voice your experiences are important. The author used figurative language in each of their stories which made it interesting and very inspiring. The characters share the characteristics of being an inspiration and speaking out. They all faced their limits and voiced their experience of overcoming them. Sabine R. Ulibarri’s “My Wonder Horse” shows limits and the effect of surpassing them. For example, he was on the horse, when he reached his limit, but he exceeded them and caught the horse. He reached his physical limit, his mind didn’t have a limit because he was determined…show more content…
For example “... we can never be satisfied as long as the Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.” This is an example of the Negro’s experience in the U.S. and how they are treated. Now african americans do have the same rights as a white person has. This shows that speaking out and letting someone hear your thoughts, make them become real and it can make a difference. In May Swenson’s “Fable for when there’s no way out”, shows importance on knowing your limits and having the ability to overcome them. For example, “He pecks at the top but his beak’s too soft;” This shows he has faced a limit and can’t surpass it and is conveying what is happening. An experience of surpassing his limit is”What a thrill and shock to feel his little gaft poke through the floor!”. This shows he exceeded his limit. All of these characters are an inspiration. They each all confronted their limits and with the determination they had, they exceeded them. This unit was about facing your limits and being able to speak out about them and having the ability to surpass
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