April 2, 2015

Homework Help: English

Posted by Nick on Friday, October 19, 2007 at 12:22pm.

I need help answeringthis question about a poem. i will write the instructions below..Thank you

How does Martin Espada use imagery,setting, and figures of speech to convey the idea in " Latin Night at the Pawnshop"? the only problem i am having is understand what the idea of the poem is. once i figure this out i think i can answer the rest. Thanks for any help you can give me

"Latin Night at the Pawnshop"
by Martin Espada

Chelsea Massachusetts
Christmas 1987

"The apparition of a salsa band
gleaming in the Liberty Loan
pawnshop window:

Golden trumpet,
silver trombone,
congas maracas,tambourine,
all with price tags dangling
like the city morgue ticket
on a dead man's toe."

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