Exile and Crossing the Border
I thought exile used better story telling skills because of the metaphors and great descriptions. ”I let myself lie back, in the deep waters…” Wasn’t her swimming, she felt like she was. Exile was a better because it tells a story with metaphors and that’s more creative. The poem said: “I let myself lay back, in the deep waters, my arms out like Jesus on his cross, and instead of sinking down as I’d always done, magically, that night, I could stay up.” This shows that she could relate her feelings as a sinking feeling and that means sadness. In addition, it further shows that she’s a very descriptive person and can tell stories well. This results in an artistic story. Exile is a better story because her vivid way of telling her story is unique. “Two swimmers looking down at the quiet surface of our island waters ,seeing their faces right before plunging in,eager,afraid,not yet sure of the outcome.” This shows that she’s a great writer. In addition, it further shows that she conveys emotion in a unique way. This results in an understanding of conflict. Exile is a better story because I can see conflict through her point of view. “So unlike you, Papi, with your thick mustache, your 3 piece suit, your fedora hat, your accent.” This shows that she knew they were outsiders. In addition, it further shows that she felt she didn’t belong. This results in feelings recognized. So this basically says how she could relate her feelings and turn them into metaphors for a more creative story. I thought her story telling was unique and I also think it conveys emotion. I can see conflict through her point of view. In this I basically tell why it’s better.
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