Your response must include at least one scholarly source Be sure to properly

Your response must include at least one scholarly

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Your response must include at least one scholarly source . Be sure to properly cite. For more details on how your response will be evaluated, please review the rubrics found under Unit 3 Course Materials." My initial reaction to the poem Mexican is Not a Noun by Francisco X. Alarcón was that it was a bit confusing and vague. However, I was able to take from it that Alarcon feels that being Mexican is not easy and a lifelong struggle. Alarcón begins the poem by putting the word Mexican in quotations to imply that he does not agree with the general use of the term. He says that the term Mexican is not a noun or an adjective. He goes on to say that “Mexican” is a life long low-paying job a check mark on a welfare police form". (Alarcón, 2002) Alarcón emphasizes throughout the poem that Mexican’s low paying jobs are for an entire life because they cannot get away from it due to general discrimination in society. Alarcon ends the poem with the word “verb” in order to emphasize his argument that being Mexican is about actions. Alarcón’s choice in his poem structure for “Mexican is Not a Noun” is that it has a distinct stanza form, with line breaks placing “Mexican” as a whole line in itself. There are also several lines of repetition and parallel structures within the stanzas. Alarcón's word choice and word order draw attention to his main theme of the poem that Mexican is not a noun, but more like a verb. resource: 1. Alarcon, F. X. (2002). Mexican is Not a Noun. In PORTABLE Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing (9th ed., pp. 542-543). Cengage Learning. Retrieved February 4, 2018, from 3. "In 400 words explain your reaction to the imagery in Williams' poem, "Red Wheelbarrow." Questions to consider in your response: Why does Williams use the phrase "so much depends?" What does the speaker mean by saying that? Hint: pay close attention to the

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