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What Does the Punctuation Mean?

posted Jan 18, 2011 16:16:11 by NatalieAldean23
The punctuation helps us understand the attitude of the attitude and tone of the poem. We can tell that the tone is calm and serious toward the character. The punctuation of the sentence shows the seriousness of the poem. The question marks show the curiosity of how the author wants to learn more about the characters way of life. The character is talking about how the white people were mean to the Indians. For example, “Yeah, it was awful what you guys /did to us/. It’s real decent of you to apologize/. No I don’t know where you can get/peyote/. No I don’t know where you can get Navajo rugs real cheap/.” (25-30). The Author apologizes but then they start asking many questions about the Indians. All they are worried about is how they can get Indian cheap things from the Indians. One might think that the uses of the punctuation are important because if they were not there you would not understand if the characters attitudes.
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