*Watch YouTube Video and read my notes, prior to reading the poem.
“In Colorado My Father Scoured and Stacked Dishes” by Eduardo C. Corral
Click to *YouTube Link to Corral reading
*The title is the first line.
**When reading Corral’s poem you are NOT expected to know all the words in Spanish. You are NOT required to look up the Spanish. Use the act of not-knowing to propel your understanding of the poem.
***”Illegal American” is a term Corral uses to refer to someone who is born in the U.S. to undocumented parents.
What two features/ideas in the poem didn’t go together? What about the combination felt off? Discuss each individually then contemplate potential connections. How does the unlikely combination relate to a larger message?
250+ words. Use proper quoting techniques.