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Dear Ian: I am intrigued with your reading of Rachel Sherwood's poem, “The World in the Evening,” because when you read it I was able to get a deeper understanding of what this poem could mean. One set of lines that stands out for me is, “miniature guerillas that mimic the ancient...

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  • February 10, 2021

Thanks for your poem! I look forward to seeing what you make next because I like how you use different literary techniques one of which is enjambment. I also liked how you talked about NYC Culture like music and entertainment.

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  • @Ocean
  • February 10, 2021

Your poem is very similar to Mi Pueblo, I think this because you both say the name of your town and then say "My town" after that. I look forward to reading more of your poems it truly is a great poem!

I picked this comment because if Beale Street Could Talk took place in NYC but why was the title named Beale street? Does it have something to do with Beale streets History?

I picked this comment because I was curious at the time Why was Fonny In Jail? Baldwin didn't tell the readers until the final sections in the book.

after everything that happened I don't think she wants to lose Fonny. That dream shows that Tish is scared and she has fear that some thing bad can happen between them.

yeah I agree, maybe Fonny doesn't trust Hayward and he feels that he is not going to help him

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  • @Ocean
  • November 28, 2020

Hi Cristian, I really like how you show data to inform the readers, I don't think that the two pharmaceutical companies that have the most effective vaccine should sell the vaccine now, what I think is that they keep researching and do test trials so they can have the...

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  • @Ocean
  • November 28, 2020

Dear Drew, I Love that you give insight on the Poems of Langston Hughes, I look forward to reading the poems.

Dear Tawan This is Amazing I like how you advocate the steps to limit the spread of Covid-19. In many places is getting bad like Florida,Texas,North Carolina because people over there choose no to wear a mask. Great job!

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  • @Ocean
  • November 23, 2020

Ian, thank you for the feedback, now that i'm reading over my work I realized my mistake, i'll make sure i'll edit it.

Dear Cristian, I totally agree with you, it's very sad that High school sports are cancelled and it ruins Sports for kids who were looking forward for to trying out or participating. However, we need to be safe and limit the spread of Covid-19 so that we have...

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  • November 23, 2020

Thanks for your post. I look forward for more post about 1984. I like how you summarize the passage almost as if i'm reading the book!

I really appreciated how you were very detailed about this book!

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  • @Ocean
  • November 4, 2020

Hi, Melissa I like how you wrote about this movement this can totally spread awareness. Ice is a horrible for stripping and separating people from their families, and leave families living in harsh conditions with no basic needs.

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Abolishing ICE View Comment
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  • November 4, 2020

Hi, Melissa I like how you wrote about this movement this can totally spread awareness.

Great response! I look forward to seeing you right the next book because I really like you tell your story with imagery.

It is really sad and a change that needs to happen in this world right now. Innocent children are being stripped away from there families. If the United States is truly the land of the free, they should let Immigrants be free. The everyday necessities are being stripped...

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what I feel is the need to nod my head because this poem is truly a musical, when she rhymes Maya pleasures the readers by rhyming, so maybe that's why she rhyme in this poem.

Maybe, Hopscotch represents the struggles of black life so when she loses, she won because she is now escaping the struggles of life.

Another example of diction

I wonder what she meant by “they think I lost. I think I won” I think there is a deeper meaning behind that sentence.

The title Harlem Hopscotch maybe has something to do with the struggles of Black Life and how Black People lived in poverty and how Black People used hopscotch to distract themselves from these challenges.

The sound is weird, the echoing and the repeating of the words make the song annoying. I think Maya Angelou's intention of making the song sound annoying is to make it resonate with the reader. Also, the sound maybe has something to do with being annoyed.

When both feet land Maya Angelou talks about the challenges in life. So maybe What Maya Angelou is communicating is: that adults have a lot of problems to deal with so they distract themselves by playing a child's game.

I definitely agree as soon as the narrator's feet are on the floor Maya Angelou immediately talks about the obstacles in life.

I'm not sure if this I right but based on the second stanza my analogy from reading this is that Maya Angelou is using personification to communicate the struggles of black life and how people use hopscotch to distract themselves from it.

March: Book One

Point of view of March Vol 3

“My judgment had been due to my sense of how little they appeared to want. I could not conceive of peddling myself for so low a price. But, for a higher price?For Fonny”

I noticed that Daniel is a witness and he can provide alibis that Fonny wasn't there the night of Victoria rape but sadly he's in jail.

I think that Victoria knows that it wasn't Fonny that raped her. I think she just blamed the black man to get all of this over with. This is a very stressful situation and no woman should go through this.

This is a very explicit comment but I think what Daniel is saying is that the white man gets pleasure from hearing the black man suffer. I think Baldwin is talking through Daniel and is sharing his views as a black man, and what the white man has done to

Is Sharon planning to go all the way to Puerto Rico?

he's not acting soft. He went to jail because the police thought he stole a car, and it's unfair.

How much Sharon cares for Tish and Fonny and even the baby that’s in Tish!

Why does Fonny want Tish to marry him, I personally think they're to young Fonny is 22 and Tish 19, is it because people got married at such a young age in the 70s and it was common ? Or does Fonny love Tish so much he couldn't wait

If Beale Street Could Talk

This reminds me of the Kalief Browder case were a black man was accused of stealing a back pack and was sent to Rikers Island for 3 years. He never stood trial or was found guilty of any crime, he spent three years in prison.

Notice how Baldwin is slowly revealing why Fonny's in jail. This technique leaves readers biting their nails!

This is Love

I think this sex scene is more than sex.

This is a very graphic scene but what we can retrieve from this, is Baldwin is a very descriptive person/author

I think it's more than just an newborn I think Mrs.Hunt started this fight mainly because she feels Tish is corrupting Fonny.

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