Integrating Quotes into Essays

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Integrating Quotes into Essays

 

INTEGRATING  QUOTES PRACTICE

 

Read the following poem by Gary Soto.  Then, in your small group, write a paragraph analyzing the purpose and symbolic value of the poem’s images.

 

Old House in My Fortieth Year     by Gary Soto

 

The clod’s stubbornness gives in to my fist.

The snails groans a single bubble under my shoe

The roots of every chinaberry I’ve swung from

Needle even further into the moist earth.

I’m home in these weeds.  I’m home in these bones,

This flesh with its laughter and fatherly scent,

Flesh held up by a frayed belt on its last hole.

I don’t have to walk far to hear the jay

Or a vicious dog, a coal breathing in each eye.

 

The old  house has been smoothed by sand

And the rake of years.  I don’t know this place,

Really, or the boy buried in this flesh of mine.

One error, and I’m the man pushing a cart.

Another error, and I march a long row of cotton

Or beets.  The stars wheeled around an icy comet,

And by fortune, I’m now at home in this body -

The heart down to business

And slapping blood through its swinging door.

 

 

"The water was grayish blue...." (116) which symbolized the blending of the colors of the soldiers' Civil War uniforms and the philosophies those soldiers believed in.

 

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The process was to endorse independence and thence the "existence" of Africa was shackled by the total dependency of the people of African nations and of their state institutions