"The Barrio," by Robert Ramirez (pp. 283-288), is a descriptive piece. Analyze "The Barrio" and explain who you think is the intended audience (Hint: look at where it was first published), what the main idea (or thesis) is that the author is trying to get across, and share one or two of the descriptions you feel were the most effective in the essay. Why were these descriptions effective?
The intended audience is most likely Anglos who have misconceptions about the bario and why... View the full answer