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mexicans begin jogging-poem prezi
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Yvonne Chang Mexicans Begin Jogging -Sight: "oven yellow with flame" -Narrative poem: Soto is avoiding border patrol although he isn't an illegal immigrant.
-The poem setting is at a factory in Fresno, CA Speaker -He is an American born Mexican who is taken as an illegal immigrant by his former boss. -Sound: "no time for lies" -Touch: "pressed a dollar in my palm" Mood: -Tension, anxiety, desires & the lit devices that creates this mood are parallelism, repetition, and restatement. Taste: Milkshakes Gary Soto -Born April 12, 1952
-Lived in Fresno, CA
-Family worked the fields of Sunmaid Raisin, where is father later on died of an accident at the age of five.
-After the death of his father his family moved to industrial district, and worked fields and factories
-Favorite author is Ernest Hemingway
-The poet that inspired him was Edward Field, who didn't write about mountains and flowers, but wrote about trash and smog instead. Tone: -amusement, optimistic, and frustration
Fig. Lang: -Simile:"Ran past the amazed crowds that lined The streets and blurred like photographs, in rain."
-Metaphor: "As I jog into the next century"
-Irony: - the border patrol 'opened their vans', when actually they are closing all options to them (illegal immigrants).