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Transcript of The Colonel
By: Carolyn Forche
Julissa De la Cruz
Ricardo Monterrubio Carolyn Forche was born on April 28,1950 in Detroit, Michigan. She is known for her political poerty, which has portrayed the humans civil rights. She received an opportunity to travel to El Salvador. Where she then wrote about her experience in the Salvadorian Civil War. In her poem, The Colonel she wrote about survivors of the civil war and their exprience during the war. Author Biography Questions e Theme In times of war it is hard to evade sacrifice in order to prevail. In the Colonel, The survior is an example of torture implied in war. Structure & Poetic Devices 1 stanza
Rhyme scheme: Free Verse
Speaker: It trasnfers from the colonel to the witness. What do you think the importantance of the settings is? What would you say about each character, and how are they important? What do you think about the colonel, and what is he trying to tell us? Imagery and Symbolism
Symbols: The ears represent that the officer has tortured humans and is not afraid to use physical force.
Bibilical Allusion: The wine and lamb represnts blood, as it does bibilically
Imagery: "He swepts the ears to the floor with his arm and held the last of his wine in the air."
Simile: "They were like dried peach halves." Thesis In "The Colonel" by Carloyn Forche the auhtor conveys the horrendous activity that occured in the Salvadorian war through biblical allusion, symbolism, simile and imagery. It portrays how the author is open-minded by exploring outside the boundaries of her native country thus revealing the problems around the globe. What do you think he means by the ears pointing up and hearing him at the end? Everyone has the strength to give those a voice that don't have one.