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Don't You Dare

posted Jan 17, 2011 17:41:00 by kelkleine
If you were to go back and look at the punctuation in the poem, "Sure You Can Ask Me A Personal Question", you can see that there are only periods and question marks at the end of each sentence. The author did an amazing job with creating the attitude. When you first start to read the poem you already get the tone that the she is ticked off at how her nationality was mistreated by some people. She is more the less telling people stop asking me if I know where to get something made by Indians just because I look Indian. What if I asked you where I could get pasta or a fat greasy cheeseburger?! The periods just give it the ending touch of yes I'm mad that you're asking me this question don't ever ask it again. There are ignorant people in America these days that don't care about others feelings and just ask or say what they feel.
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kelkleine said Jan 18, 2011 02:21:10
Excellent response! You say, "...her nationality was mistreated by some people." What lines specifically get this point across? What words/phrases show that she is "ticked off"? What are some of the more stinging questions that she asks to show how ignorant people can be toward her culture?

And, are you saying that I look like a greasy burger? :)
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