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Cultural Identity in PoetryAiden Yeh, PhDWenzao Ursuline College ofLanguage
Objectives• Use poetry in boosting self-esteem, todiscover and understand ourselves• To look at these issues that we deal ...
5Ws in Poetry• Who is speaking in the poem?• What is the subject of the poem?• When did this take place?• Where did this t...
Elements in Poetry• Rhythm- uniform or patterned beat or melody• Metaphor-symbol or something to representsomething else• ...
http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/identity-of-i/
• Chicano- of Mexicandescent• Thrive- to grow• Vatos- Mexican slang forman/dude (gangsterlingo)• Calles- Street• Aztec- et...
• Slaughter• Importation• Proliferation• Biased• Domination• Racisthttp://www.poemhunter.com/poem/i-hide/
http://www.poemsabout.com/culture/page-11/
http://www.poemsabout.com/culture/page-12/
http://www.poemsabout.com/culture/page-14/
http://rebelliouspoets.blogspot.tw/2012/05/discussing-and-writing-about-taiwans.html
http://rebelliouspoets.blogspot.tw/2012/05/taiwan-bar-none.html
http://rebelliouspoets.blogspot.tw/2012/05/remember.html
http://rebelliouspoets.blogspot.tw/2012/05/i-3-tw.html
http://rebelliouspoets.blogspot.tw/2012/05/china.html
References• http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/200• http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/199• http://www.poe...
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Cultural identity in poetry

  1. 1. Cultural Identity in PoetryAiden Yeh, PhDWenzao Ursuline College ofLanguage
  2. 2. Objectives• Use poetry in boosting self-esteem, todiscover and understand ourselves• To look at these issues that we deal in ourlives: sexuality, identity crisis, peer-pressure, racism and sometimes a lack ofself-worth
  3. 3. 5Ws in Poetry• Who is speaking in the poem?• What is the subject of the poem?• When did this take place?• Where did this take place?• Why did this happen (if applicable)?
  4. 4. Elements in Poetry• Rhythm- uniform or patterned beat or melody• Metaphor-symbol or something to representsomething else• Imagery-figurative description or illustration• Personification-representation of a thing in the form of a person• Theme- topic• Tone- expressive of some meaning or feeling• Narrative- tells a story• Descriptive- describes something• Autobiography-a written history of your life written by you
  5. 5. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/identity-of-i/
  6. 6. • Chicano- of Mexicandescent• Thrive- to grow• Vatos- Mexican slang forman/dude (gangsterlingo)• Calles- Street• Aztec- ethnic groups ofcentral Mexico• Savages- cruel/barbaric• Aggression- to attack• La raza- the race/peoplehttp://www.poemhunter.com/poem/culture-forgotten/
  7. 7. • Slaughter• Importation• Proliferation• Biased• Domination• Racisthttp://www.poemhunter.com/poem/i-hide/
  8. 8. http://www.poemsabout.com/culture/page-11/
  9. 9. http://www.poemsabout.com/culture/page-12/
  10. 10. http://www.poemsabout.com/culture/page-14/
  11. 11. http://rebelliouspoets.blogspot.tw/2012/05/discussing-and-writing-about-taiwans.html
  12. 12. http://rebelliouspoets.blogspot.tw/2012/05/taiwan-bar-none.html
  13. 13. http://rebelliouspoets.blogspot.tw/2012/05/remember.html
  14. 14. http://rebelliouspoets.blogspot.tw/2012/05/i-3-tw.html
  15. 15. http://rebelliouspoets.blogspot.tw/2012/05/china.html
  16. 16. References• http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/200• http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/199• http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/identity-of-i/• http://www.lakes.cumbria.sch.uk/index/english

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