I’m stuck on a English question and need an explanation.
Provide a brief (circa 200-300 words) analysis of the portrayal of the immigrant and/or ethnic American in a poem of your choice. (20 points)
Your discussion should:
Identify the immigrant and/or ethnic American (group and/or figure) featured in the poem
Analyze at least one poetic/literary device at work in the poem
Discuss at least one theme in the poem
Provide textual evidence and examples
For example, you may wish to discuss the portrayal of first- or second-generation immigrants, ethnic identity, family, tradition/custom, assimilation and/or Americanization, language, memory, values, or other relevant topics at work in your selected poem.
Please provide concrete textual examples—via direct quotation and/or paraphrase—to support and illustrate your ideas and interpretations. Please provide the poetry line number(s) in parenthetical citation for your textual example(s) per MLA Style.
Select ONE text from the following poems:
Pat Mora, “Immigrants”
Elias Miguel Muñoz, “Little Sister Born in This Land”
Soul Choj Vang, “The Last Drops”