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Extended response- Native American Selections Many of the selections that I read shared common themes as to the different technical methods that they used to prove their points Of them I liked the poems the best I of course am impartial due to the fact that I am a poet and love poetry more than I am a short-story writer or enjoy short stories I have a short attention span so it is difficult for me to stay focused on more than one shortly phrased comment I thought that they also employed numerous parallel devices through their perspective of writing and through specific techniques A common theme for both the stories and the poems was that of the for lack of a better word name-dropping Each tribe had different words in their native tongue to describe nature Many used this to point out their strength in their beliefs and their heritage This helped establish a pride for each tribe and a greater understanding of the integrated English language My favorite poem was Sure you can ask me a personal question I thought that this poem was bluntly honest and concisely brutal without pushing too far the anger of the author I thought that the poem with its line structure and its broken form helped develop the distasteful resentment that the author has for the other person I thought at the end of the poem her sarcastic biting remarks helped establish her frustration I think that this poem really opened my eyes to all the questions that we have for a person who is unlike ourselves and how insulting it can be to those people I think that being as outgoing as I am that I have in the past tended to do the same thing To some extent the poem is a perfect example of a rebuttal to any comment made without knowing the person first This includes comments about weight age height
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