WS_PoetryAngelIsland_.docx - ENGL 2363 Gabrielle Young Name Worksheet Poetry of Angel Island(four poems 1 After reading the poems what do we learn about

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ENGL 2363Name_____________________ WorksheetPoetry of Angel Island (four poems)1.After reading the poems, what do we learn about the backgroundsof the immigrants who left their carvings on the walls of Angel Island? (Where are they from? What is their social status? Educational level? Occupations? What forced them to come to America?) What motivated people to leave their poetry there? What images and symbols reappear in the poems and how do they reflect immigrant experience within the barrack walls of Angel Island? What characteristics of American Immigrant literature can be applied to these poems? Use the chart below to answer these questions. Be ready to use this chart in class. Backgrounds(social status, occupations, education, marital status)They were intelligent and literate. We can see that they had families and friends because of the encouragements they left within their poems. Most immigrants were from Japan and spoke Chinese.
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