When the author uses periods at the end of each line, it creates a short, choppy feeling. In lines five through ten there is an average of only three or four words. With only that many words and periods after each line it definitely feels short and choppy. By using this technique however, there is also a tone that is created. When the author replies that she is not any of those tribes of Indians it seems as if she is annoyed because of the quick, short responses. I feel like this happens all throughout the poem. Other examples are "No, I don't know where you can get peyote." (28-29) and "No, I didn't major in archery." (41). I also think that the character is kind of patiently holding back some retorts and just trying to get it over with. Then finally in the end the character could not hold it back any longer and said, "This ain't no stoic look. This is my face." (44-45).
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