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Alberto Ríos

In "Border Lines," Alberto Rios tries to get us to look at maps in a different to way than how we normally do. Instead of fixating on what separates us, he wants us to acknowledge the common earth...

Latest answer posted April 8, 2020, 8:34 am (UTC)

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Alberto Ríos

In the poem "The Border: A Double Sonnet" by Alberto Ríos, the author presents his viewpoint about the border through a series of fragmented and opposing images that, for him, symbolize the...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2021, 6:05 pm (UTC)

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Alberto Ríos

At the beginning of the story, the setting is a junior high school. The narrator laments the transition from elementary school, where there was one teacher teaching all subjects, to junior high...

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020, 12:52 pm (UTC)

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Alberto Ríos

In "The Border: A Double Sonnet," Alberto Ríos uses a sequence of metaphors to attack the divisive, disruptive, dangerous, and unnatural nature of borders. He implies that borders are unnatural...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2019, 9:15 pm (UTC)

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Alberto Ríos

Magical realism is a broad genre of literature that encompasses poetry and fiction most notably written by Gabriel García Márquez, Jorge Luis Borges, and Isabel Allende--all Latin American writers....

Latest answer posted May 19, 2016, 3:08 am (UTC)

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