Sorry It's Naomi
The clenched fist is a talisman of hope for this poet. I think it speaks to all of us in remembering little things we learned when we were young.
Can I ask you a question Mrs. Sue is this poem about a child getting carsick in a car??
And what does "borders", and "backseat" mean in the poem?
To me the backseat symbolizes being taken somewhere by her parents. She was scared and seeking reassurance.
The borders are literally borders between countries, yet they also represent the many changes we all go through in our lives.
Is the setting of the poem in a car driving on a road north of Tampico?
Only the first two verses are set on that road. The last verse is about events that occur years later -- after the poet has lived through many metaphorical journeys.
Can you help me with my last question which is not part of my homework but I just want to know. What is the difference between the hands.
The setting in the first part of the poem is in a car driving on a road north of Tampico. The setting shifts, though, in the third stanza. There is no particular place named, but it's obviously referring to a time later in the poet's life.
In the Alabama poem, the hands of many colors represent different races -- but all in the red clay soil, the essence of Alabama.
Do you believe this poem is negative or positive tone. I think it's positive because the speaker has positive thoughts.
Yes, both poems are positive.
I need help with this question to making a fist. It says in the first two stanzas, what figurative language helps you experience the child's feelings.
What do you think?
okay i have a question of my own, anyone who can help me id be much obliged.:)
what does the title of this poem contribute to the reader's understanding??
Thanks in advanced! :)