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My Father's Song
Transcript of My Father's Song
by Simon J. Ortiz Born May 27, 1941 Alburquerque, New Mexico, Simon J. Ortiz attended Fort Lewis College and University of New Mexico. Ortiz gained many awards such as the Lila Wallace Reader's Digest award, New Mexico Humanities Council Humanitarian Award, The National Endowment fo the Arts Discovery Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and an Honored Poet at the 1981 White House Salute of Poetry. He has even recieved the Lifetime Achievement Award. He's gotten more awards then there are Chuck Norris jokes. In the poem My Father's Song the poet writes about how he misses his father and the times they shared. (insert paraphrase and explanation of story) Contemplate this image of Spongebob. You should now feel mentally
reinvigorated. The Personification of emotion helps to exaggerate its effect on the poet. Shifts:
The poet shifts from sad and nostalgic to happy when he speaks of the two main things in the poem. Remebering Loved Ones Simon has written many more poems and books like AFTER AND BEFORE THE LIGHTNING (1994),WOVEN STONE (1992),FROM SAND CREEK: RISING IN THIS HEART WHICH IS OUR AMERICA which he recieved the Pushcart Prize for. Pictures: http://akitl.deviantart.com/art/minecraft-Library-204635791
Poets.org. "Simon J. Ortiz." Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More. Academy of American Poets, 1997. Web. 22 May 2011. <http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/393>.