• Comparison Paper of Child of the Americas by Aurora Levin Morales and What’s It Like to Be a Black Girl by Patricia Smith
    An explanation in its purest form of “What it’s like to be a Black Girl (for those of you who aren’t)” by Patricia Smith, is just that, an explanation. From the first three syllables “First of all,” the author gives a sense of a story being told. She uses jagged sentence structure and strong...
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  • Race
    the short story of Nadine Gordimer, “Country Lovers” and “What it’s Like to Be a Black Girl,” by Patricia Smith. Both the literature works has a clear-cut view on the racial background and ethnicities. The main character in both the pieces of literature is a black woman. The women in both the poem...
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  • assignment 1 english
    compares and contrasts the short story of Nadine Gordimer, “Country Lovers” and “What it’s Like to Be a Black Girl,” by Patricia Smith. Both the literature works put light on the racial background and ethnicities. The main character in both the pieces of literature is a black woman. The women in both...
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  • Short story vs Poem
    Eng125 Rough Draft January 27, 2014 Race has always been an important issue to me because it has played a major part in my life. In this paper I will compare and contrast the poemsWhat It’s Like to Be a Black Girl" and "Child of the Americas". In these two poems they are...
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  • What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl and Child of the Americas
    What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl and Child of the Americas Lola Lake Course Number 125 Introduction to Literature Karen McFarland March 4,2012 What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl and Child of the Americas These two poems caught my attention because I am an African American who can relate...
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    ethnicity that was presented in the literary works of “Child of the America’s” written by Levin Morales and “What’s It’s like to be a Black Girl” by Patricia Smith. We look at the comparison of both poems and rationalize the content to breakdown what the authors are portraying. These poems are...
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  • Comparison Paper of Child of the Americas by Aurora Levin Morales and Whats It Like to Be a Black Girl by Patricia Smith
    My Comparison Paper Latosha Sweet ENG125: Introduction to Literature Sheila Gordon 03/07/2011 The literary works I will compare are “Child of the Americas” by Aurora Levin Morales and “What’s It like to be a Black Girl” by Patricia Smith. The works focus on the psyche of two women of African...
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  • Literature and Life
    ) by Patricia Smith. Although this one is shown in a different way. In the poem the author describes what a girl has to do to be acceptable in the world as a black girl. “Its dropping food coloring in your eyes to make them blue and Suffering their burn in silence“ (Clugston, 2010). Because she is a...
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  • Comparative Paper of Race/Ethnicity
    black woman during a time when both being a black girl and a black woman are unwelcomed. An Explication: From transition to disappointment. The poemWhat it’s like to be a Black Girl (for those of you who aren’t)” by Patricia Smith, is exactly as it is described in the title. Smiths...
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  • The Difference in Race and Ethnicity
    It’s Like To Be A Black Girl by Patricia Smith ( 1991 ) because of the Symbolism they both portray . In the reading ‘Country Lover ’, you have a narrator’s point of view and ‘What It’s Like To Be A Black Girl’, you have the actual author of the poem giving her point of view from experiencing how...
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  • Race About Race
    : Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Retrieved from https:// content.ashford.edu/books The Welcome Table. Patricia Smith. 1991 What It’s Like to be a Black Girl (Smith)...
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  • What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl by Patricia Smith Compared to Country Lovers by Nadine Gordimer.
    What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl by Patricia Smith Compared to Country Lovers by Nadine Gordimer. Carolynn Hanson ENG125: Introduction to Literature (ABG1239A) Instructor: Corey King October 15, 2012 When comparing and contrasting the poem What It’s Like to Be a Black Girl by...
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  • Essay
    regarded as inferior by the white people as well as black men. The story “The Welcome Table” written by Walker and the poemWhat It’s Like to Be a Black Girl” by Patricia Smith are two literary works that illustrate both racism and discrimination towards black women in the American society in the past...
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  • Compare and Contrast What It Is Like to Be a Black Girl and Country Lovers
    race but through poem. In the PoemWhat It’s Like to Be a Black Girl, Smith paints a very clear picture of young black girl struggling to accept herself. I am a black woman who has endured my own share of identity issues. Being black girl, is like “popping a bleached white mophead over the kinks of...
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  • My Comparison Paper
    Black Girl. “It’s sweat and vaseline and bullets”, this part of the poem gave you a peek of her background. She was born in America in 1955 as a black woman; Patricia had to deal with hardship and up comings. In Patricia Smith poem, What it’s like to be a Black Girl, the entire tone of the poem...
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  • Compare and contrast
    . W. (2010). Journey into literature. Poems for Reflection. (Chapter 12 section 2). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/books/AU.ENG125.10.2/sections/Ch12.2 Retrieved from http://essaymania.com/91335/-what-it-s-like-to-be-a-black-girl-by-patricia-smith Retrieved from http://www.studymode.com/essays/What-It-s-Like-To-Be-A-1009082.html ...
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  • Comparison of "What It's Like to Be a Black Girl" and Country Lovers
    this field of literature are Nadine Gordimer and Patricia Smith. Throughout this paper, details of the short story Country Lovers, by Nadine Gordimer and the poem, “What it’s Like to Be a Black Girl,” by Patricia Smith, will be compared and contrasted to each other in regards to form, style, and...
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  • Race/Ethnicity
    guilty” (Clugston, 2010). In the poemWhat It’s Like to Be a Black Girl” seems to depict a very similar theme. In the poem, Patricia Smith tends to use rigid and strong words in order to show the seriousness of the topic she is writing about. From the very beginning of her poem, “First of all,” I...
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  • The Road Not Taken
    verdict on the accused was "not guilty"(Clugston, 2010). The poemWhat It’s Like to Be a Black Girl (For Those of You Who Aren’t)” (Clugston, 2010), which was written by Patricia Smith in 1991. An explanation in its purest form of “What it’s like to be a Black Girl (for those of you who aren’t)” by...
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  • Theme
    people still face today. Racism being such an important topic today made it easy for me to pick the two poems I will compare and contrast. The poem by Patricia Smith "What It's Like to Be a Black Girl (For Those of You Who Aren't)" and Aurora Levins Morales's poem " Child of the Americas" share...
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