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1. How would you characterize the author's politics?
2. How might you respond to the work's "call to action?"
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unfamiliar cultural reference
Posted by: Janine Hadley (
Date: May 02, 2004 04:56PM

The only cultural reference unfamiliar to me would be the foreign language used in the poem. I am assuming that it is Navajo. To better help me understand this work, I could get a tape or CD of people speaking Navajo or speaking in Navajo so that I could get used to the cadence of people speaking it.

Re: unfamiliar cultural reference
Posted by: luis zayas (
Date: May 11, 2004 10:06PM

it feels so preety on the lips yet , I too cannot understand it or SPEAK it .
The talk that we learned so well at our mothers breast so ununderstandable to others yet so calming to us .

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