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"A Quilt of a Country" - Day 2

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Belinda Moreira

on 12 September 2014

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"A Quilt of a Country" - Day 2
Journal
What do you think are the benefits of living in a pluralistic nation, if any? Be sure to be clear about your explanation and use details.
Discussion Questions
"What is the point of a nation in which one part seems to be always on the verge of fisticuffs with another, blacks and whites, gays and straights, left and right, Pole and Chinese and Puerto Rican and Slovenian?
Discussion (continued...)
What does the author mean when she says people were concerned that "the left side of the hyphen --African-American, Mexican-American, Irish-American--would overwhelm the right?"
Parallelism
In literature, parallelism is used in different ways to impress upon the readers in order to convey messages or moral lessons.

Examples:
Easy come, easy go.
Whether in class, at work or at home, Shasta was always busy.
Flying is fast, comfortable, and safe.
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