• Writing is Freedom
    ENWR 1101 21 17 October 2013 Writing is Freedom Jimmy Santiago Baca offers an insight into his dynamic voyage to self-realization.”Becoming a Poet” is an essay taken from Baca’s autobiography. He provides a powerful message through his...
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  • You and Me
    Madison DeFriese Jeane Alley English 1010 3/14/2013 Essay 3 “I hear Mexicans are taking your job away.” (Santiago Baca 7). A sarcastic statement made in Jimmy Santiago Baca’s poem “So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs from Americans”. This poem has some points in common with Amy Tan’s excerpt “Two...
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  • The Power of the Pen
    Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela are a few of many who fought injustice or unfair living conditions and made a difference in the lives of their fellow men by speaking out through their writings. Jimmy Santiago Baca is also a man who has been able to change lives through his works. His...
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  • Tale of Two Cities Through Poetry
    OPPRESSION By Jimmy Santiago Baca Is a question of strength, of unshed tears, of being trampled under, and always, always, remembering you are human. Look deep to find the grains of hope and strength, and sing, my brothers and sisters, and sing. The sun will share your birthdays...
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  • A Place to Stand
    in what they are looking to succeed in. When it came to Jimmy Santiago Baca in his memoir "A Place to Stand" he had to take a good look at his life, and lifestyle, convince himself that he can do better, to eventually overcome a lot of his in his life so that he could accomplish his main goal...
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  • Addiction to the Negative
    example of Jimmy Santiago Baca and Billie Holiday, an addiction to negativity. It does not occur to Baca and Holiday that both of them have an addiction to negativity, or it can just be the way they portray themselves, and their lives, in their autobiographies, A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago...
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  • A Place to Stand Essay
    be before prison life. Trying to hold on to any bit of sanity or respect for humanity becomes an everyday struggle. Sometimes the smallest thing can help prevent the feeling, of going over that edge of no return from a dreadfulness act of death. Jimmy Santiago Baca lived a life surrounded by...
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  • Green Chile
    be a symbolic meaning, especially if we live in a different country. However, we never detach from our values and we carry them no matter where we live. In Jimmy Santiago Baca (1989) poem he describes the chiles with such passion and well detailed expressions, as he was living his younger days again...
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    ICTW- RHETORICAL ANALYSIS REWRITE Introduction- “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” This quote by Nelson Mandela signifies the importance of education in ones life. “Coming Into Language” is a brilliantly written autobiography of Jimmy Santiago Baca...
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  • Jimmy Santiago Baca
    It can be extremely difficult to focus on things that one may want to do in order for them to change their life. Life is full of surprises that sometimes we find ourselves becoming the person we never imagined to be. The memoir A Place to Stand by Jimmy Santiago Baca, a story about a man who was...
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  • Ideal Leader
    activist, Martin Luther king Jr., a civil rights activist, Jimmy Santiago Baca intervening in hopeless teen lives, a family member, or a nationwide hero. I consider that every person can become a hero. A hero determines their character, personality, humbleness towards something important...
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  • Jimmy Santiago Baca
    Jimmy Santiago Baca is a well-known American poet and writer. He became one of the best American poet after he discover his passion of poetry during the time he spent in prison. Baca has published his remarkable poetry books collections such as Black Mesa Poems (1995), Poems Taken from My Yard...
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  • Green Chiles Analysis
    again, and again for only a dollar. This roadside ritual keeps the culture behind the food alive and thriving; even if that means that the new generation prefers the red chile. Jimmy Santiago Baca writes about chile peppers, and the significance they hold to a family. Through the generations, this...
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  • Hellenistic and Classical Greece
    of these small things? I read a short story about Jimmy Santiago Baca. He dropped out of school in ninth grade. At the age of seventeen could not read or write. Baca explained the reasoning for him dropping out of school was because he was ashamed. He was embarrassed to ask questions and scared of...
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  • Coming Into Language
    are not competing with this barrier. In his essay “Coming into Language,” Jimmy Santiago Baca uses his personal experiences to demonstrate how much crossing the border of language can change a person and show them new ways of expressing themselves. Baca tells the reader about how his life was before...
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  • Poem Explication
    Luis Diaz Mrs. Crane-Post English Composition 2 October 24, 2013 “So Mexicans Are Taking Jobs From Americans” By: Jimmy Santiago Baca O Yes? Do they come on horses With rifles and say, Ese Gringo, gimme your job? And do you, gringo, take off your ring, Drop your wallet into a...
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  • Cloudy Day
    ,” readers find a speaker very attuned to the outer world while being incarcerated. Born in New Mexico of Indio-Mexican descent, Jimmy Santiago Baca was raised first by his grandmother and later sent to an orphanage. A runaway at age 13, it was after Baca was sentenced to five years in a maximum...
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  • A Broken System: The United States Prison System
    , no job and no schooling…” Jimmy Santiago Baca, “The Importance of a Piece of Paper,” in Sound Ideas, ed. Krasny, M., Sokolik, M. (New York: McGraw-Hill, 2010), 514. The chance for this young man was lost many years ago because the laws that govern crime and punishment placed him in a place that...
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  • You Mexican
    the side of the road? Even though Mexicans are accused for the lack of job opportunities available, Jimmy Santiago Baca’s, “So Mexicans are Taking Jobs from Americans,” emphasizes that his stereotype came about to mask a socioeconomic problem that causes a cycle of the rich getting richer and the...
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  • Syllabus
    ◙ The Country of the Pointed Firs and Other Stories, Sarah Orne Jewett ◙ My Antonía, Willa Cather ◙ A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Flannery O’Connor ◙ Martín and Meditations on the South Valley, Jimmy Santiago Baca ◙ Vineland, Thomas Pynchon ◙ Let the Dead Bury...
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