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A Neighborhood by the George Washington Bridge

I am from xboxes, Axe shampoo, and black fans that stand on the floor. I am from the parks, playing video games in rooms for hours inside and water parks on hot days. I am from a neighborhood by the George Washington Bridge, cars speeding fast by me and the bodega on the corner that makes pastelitos. I am from […]

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High Up in the Heights

High up, a hop up Manhattan, is the heights, It’s where all the Spanish people live. I like it, I love it, I live it. Spanish is all on the signs. The Heights is like the Dominican Republic of Manhattan. People surprised when a black person speak Spanish. They ask where we are from. Busses go, bridging me to all […]

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The tone did shift here.But I think she was talking about racism and hustling the whole time not really just hopscotch. Print this page. Author Mario

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She acts like she is talking about hopscotch but she is really talking about life being hard and how it is like a game to win.She is using symbolism. Print this page. Author Mario

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alliteration is repetition of sounds. she using h and h here and other same starting letters throughout like g g and c c. Print this page. Author Mario

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the author tone here says that she feel that being black is a curse to her poverty that she is going through.

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Food is gone the rent is due portrays that people who live in Harlem because of their colored their skin are considered under the poverty level they can’t survive by buying foods for their family because they can afford in paying the rent

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Since you don’t stick around make me wonder of a negative connection of stereotypes where people think bad stuff about you because of the judgment of your skin

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Is this testimony true

It is not true because fonny lives on the west side and crime scene happened on east side maybe officers bell wrongly accused fonny because he was paid to have him arrested because skin color Print this page. Author Mario

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Tish had a terrible dream her dream symbolizes as something as bad going to happen to fonny while he still in jail will fonny survive in jail

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Why fonny feeling upset

Fonny is upset that the lawyer that tish and fonny father hired is not doing anything to get him out of. Jail therefore he is frustrated because he don’t want to be in jail for long time so he ask to find the woman who raped to testify in court Print this page. Author Mario

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Daniel is that there was a stolen car and the cops needed someone as a suspect Daniel did not do it though how is this fair

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I think tish being sarcastic here she says that she has human use because she can cook good foods.

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I like that they are telling fonny tish is fine it good to give people during bad times

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I disagree. If he do not do it I feel like they should fight to make sure he free

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I agree with Joseph. I would ask how they are going to feed themselves too. How are the going to put food on the table so young

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Wow fonny seems like respectful person.I still wonder how he was arrested

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This is interesting

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Did he really kill the boy Print this page. Author Mario

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I’m agree Print this page. Author Mario

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Why she hate him Print this page. Author Mario

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He should not be in jail Print this page. Author Mario

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the author tone here says that she feel that being black is a curse to her poverty that she is going through.

Food is gone the rent is due portrays that people who live in Harlem because of their colored their skin are considered under the poverty level they can’t survive by buying foods for their family because they can afford in paying the rent

Since you don’t stick around make me wonder of a negative connection of stereotypes where people think bad stuff about you because of the judgment of your skin

Is this testimony true

Tish had a terrible dream her dream symbolizes as something as bad going to happen to fonny while he still in jail will fonny survive in jail

Why fonny feeling upset

Daniel is that there was a stolen car and the cops needed someone as a suspect Daniel did not do it though how is this fair

I think tish being sarcastic here she says that she has human use because she can cook good foods.

I like that they are telling fonny tish is fine it good to give people during bad times

I disagree. If he do not do it I feel like they should fight to make sure he free

I agree with Joseph. I would ask how they are going to feed themselves too. How are the going to put food on the table so young

Wow fonny seems like respectful person.I still wonder how he was arrested

This is interesting

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