NARRATIVE POETRYTells a storyHas a plotCombines excitement of story with elements of poetry
STANZAAn arrangement ofa certain number oflines forming adivision of a poem.
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGESpeech or writingthat departs fromliteral meaning inorder to achievea special effect ormeaning,
SPEAKERThe narrativevoice in a poem
THINGS TO LOOK/LISTENFORCROSSING THE BORDER BY JOY HARJO/EXILE BY JULIAALVAREZWho is the speaker in each poem?Who are the characters?Where are the settings?What are the conflicts?What are the resolutions?
NARRATIVE POEMS FOR THIS LESSONCrossing the Border by Joy HarjoExile by Julia Alvarez
JOY HARJOBorn in Tulsa, OK in 1951.Member of the Muscogee (Creek) TribeProfessor at University of New Mexico
CROSSING THE BORDERTurn to page 139Read by Joy Harjohttp://www.tumblr. com/tagged/cross ing-the-border- into-canada
CANADIAN BORDER PATROL STATION
JULIA ALVAREZ Born in New York City, NY on March 25, 1950. Moved with her parents to the Dominican Republic at the age of 3 months. Left her home in the Dominican Republic in 1960 at the age of 10 years. Her father was involved in a plot to overthrow the dictator. The family had to flee from the Dominican Republic because they would be murdered otherwise. She was professor at Middlebury College in Vermont until she recently retired
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC• Ciudad Trojillo is now Santo Domingo• Dictator Rafael Trujillo renamed the city after himself in 1936.• Trujillo was assassinated on May 30, 1961.• The name of the city was changed back to Santo Domingo in 1961.