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  • New York, New York, USA
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    Do you sometimes set your expectations so high so you are put into a position where you are prone to disappointment? The poem “Immigrants in our Own Land” is about a young immigrant who decides to mig

    A call to do better !

    Do you sometimes set your expectations so high so you are put into a position where you are prone to disappointment? The poem “Immigrants in our Own Land” is about a young immigrant who decides to migrate a better...

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    • – use single quotation marks when there’s a quote within a quote.
      – there should be their

    • Dear Keeba,
      I liked your analysis but I think you should write when the poem was written where you first introduce the poem instead of where it is now because it seems like a run on sentence instead of a sentence with an appositive.

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    One of the most intriguing lines I’ve selected from this poem is line 40: “But it’s no different here.”

    I can tell that the poet feels as though migrating there was a terrible decision. He expresses that whe

    Questions about Baca's poem "Immigrants in Our Own Land."

    One of the most intriguing lines I've selected from this poem is line 40: “But it’s no different here." I can tell that the poet feels as though migrating there was a terrible decision. He expresses that where...

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    • Dear Keeba :
      I am mesmerised with your writing from your post, “Questions about Baca’s poem,” because i like the topic and how interesting your questions are.
      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “This line makes me question why these things would exist in such a ‘perfect, new world’?” I think this is a very good provocative question you asked and asking questions like that is what keeps the conversation of this poem going. Also the topic of the poem is very very important and I am glad you chose it and talked about it
      Another sentence that intrigued me was: “On the other hand, it’s about people who have only a choiceless choice to make: stay in their country and risk not being able to survive, or attempt to migrate to another place. ” This stood out for me because this is also a very bold statement that i agree with. Immigrants just want the best so they have two very difficult choices
      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next.

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    My first impression of this poem was that it was so interesting.  The poem fascinated me, yet, at the same time, made me wonder how can someone be an immigrant in their own land.  A line that especially i

    Close Reading of "Immigrants In Our Own Land" by Jimmy Santiago Baca

    My first impression of this poem was that it was so interesting.  The poem fascinated me, yet, at the same time, made me wonder how can someone be an immigrant in their own land.  A line that especially intrigued...

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    Dear Rec,

    Where I liked and disliked growing up. A free place to run into the fields, a place where tons of kids skinned there knees, a place where the droplets of water would splash out of a 10- holed pipe.

    A Rec

    Dear Rec, Where I liked and disliked growing up. A free place to run into the fields, a place where tons of kids skinned there knees, a place where the droplets of water would splash out of a 10-...

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    • Dear Keeba :

      I am in love with your poem “A Rec,” because it reminds me of the park that I went to a grew up in. I like how it isn’t written like a basic poem, it is written like a letter and that is very creative.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “ A free place to run into the fields, a place where tons of kids skinned there knees, a place where the droplets of water would splash out of a 10- holed pipe. Where throwing water at each other and chasing each other was a game. A place where smiles widen and droplets of water your eyes created ran down your face.” I think this is very nostalgic for me because this is exactly how it was for me growing up in Prospect Park.

      Another sentence that I loved was: “You walk to the end of the block, pass the big tree that has cherry blossoms, then make a right turn to the fire hydrant and walk two blocks down near the daycare center and there you reside.” This stood out for me because this is very very similar to the way Prospect Park is set up for me.

      Your poem reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I was riding my scooter in the park and the wheel had went over an unleveled part of the sidewalk and I fell and scraped both of my knees. It reminds me of how the park was a place where I made friends of all races and backgrounds.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I really loved this poem and your creativity.

      -Chloe

    • Dear Keeba:
      I am really happy with your poem, “The Rec,” because it made me feel whole. The rec is a place a lot of people need to experience and visit not literally but there should be recs everywhere. A place where everyone can just have fun and be themselves regardless of their situations can be really helpful for a lot of people.
      One that stands out for me is, “A place where racism, segregation, and sexism evaporates into the air. A place where financial situations are not factors into the community. But people are blinded by your background. Almost like a portal into a new world. This new world is filled with different types of people. ” I think these lines are heartwarming .Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next!

    • I really like your poem, i remember my rec. All the kids from the neighborhood would go there an hour after getting out of school. My rec had 2 old hispanic ladies who would have there little table and carp and would sell candy, corn inna cup, juices, and chips. There was never any gang activity there thankfully.

    • This poem speaks out of passion for what you once used to live in. I love the way you had used “place” and “of” as pieces to show what to pay attention to. The highlight I feel makes people more aware of the meaning of what you are trying to display.

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    I am Keeba. I will speak up if i don’t like the way im being treated or if i don’t agree with what someone  says. So more on the sassy side. I am really open to trying new things, and even meeting new peop

    I am Me

    I am Keeba. I will speak up if i don’t like the way im being treated or if i don’t agree with what someone  says. So more on the sassy side. I am really open to trying new things,...

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    • Dear Keeba:

      I am amazed by your post “ I am “, because you explain how you really are and I Love the way you talk about yourself.

      One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is “I am really open to trying new things, and even meeting new people.”Because is important experiment to learn.

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I would like to know more about how you do to be sure of you.

      Sofia

    • I liked your post. I think that it is great that you are confident and not afraid to stand up for yourself.

    • Hi Keeba! You sound like a wonderful person and someone who is really open and honest about who they are. Your opening sentence where you talk about speaking up is so powerful and I wish more people could feel that way about themselves. Keep dancing and being who you are. Have a wonderful day.

    • I really enjoyed reading your bio , it was didn’t start with a name was very specific just me ,i like how when you first started if i didn’t know how you were as a person i would’ve guessed based on how you presented not to accept any less than deserve or mistreatment , you believe in speaking up for yourself morals and what you stand for without confrontation , i know a lot and enough at the same time you were detailed into what you enjoy doing ,and expressed what you love about the things you do and how you interact and expect conversations to go in order for great communication.

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    I remember waking up early in the morningI remember thinking will that plane go down?I remember when it finally took off.I remember that amazing adrenaline rush.From the soul of my feet to the crown of my headI

    A memory of a memory

    I remember waking up early in the morningI remember thinking will that plane go down?I remember when it finally took off.I remember that amazing adrenaline rush.From the soul of my feet to the crown of my headI remember my...

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    I am from curry powder and hot peppers and dutch pots,From mangos and coconuts I am from the closet we used to play hide and seek in I am from the sprinklers Lincoln Terrace park Whose large landscape I

    Behind The Scenes

    I am from curry powder and hot peppers and dutch pots,From mangos and coconuts I am from the closet we used to play hide and seek in I am from the sprinklers Lincoln Terrace park Whose large landscape I...

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    You walk into the double doorsPut your hand onto the bible You swear in hopes to tell the truth Silently weeping for justice to be servedYour heart pounds as a possibly,Bias, Sexist, Racist, person Judges

    WHY?

    You walk into the double doorsPut your hand onto the bible You swear in hopes to tell the truth Silently weeping for justice to be servedYour heart pounds as a possibly,Bias, Sexist, Racist, person Judges youThoughts begin to squander...

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