Summary Response 2.docx - English 111 Faith M Bryson Summary Response 2 In Jo Goodwin Parkers What Is Poverty He states that being poverish is more than

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9-25-17 English 111 Faith M. Bryson Summary Response 2 In Jo Goodwin Parker’s “What Is Poverty?”, He states that being poverish is more than just not having money. He makes the point that being in poverty is about not having money, not being clean, and not being able to buy even the bare necessities. Parker also mentions how being in poverty is about looking into the future and seeing your kids struggling the same way you are now. “Poverty is staying up all night on cold nights to watch the fire, knowing that one spark on the newspaper covering the walls means your sleeping children die in flames. In summer poverty is watching gnats and flies devour your baby’s tears when he cries.”
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Unformatted text preview: My opinion of this text is that it is accurate and you can tell that he has struggled in the past. The strongest point of this article is Parker’s use of personal experiences. He makes very valid points by using quotes from his own life and that increases the interest in the article. But since the text is formed around his personal experiences, there aren’t very many outside opinions and that make the story a perspective text. Because of it being mostly a perspective story we do not see almost any outside sources, the story becomes weaker due to less outside information to back it up....
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