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Looking In-Depth at Storytelling by Silko Leslie Marmon Silko is a Laguna Pueblo Indian who has written many novels and poems in her lifetime One of these poems Storytelling is very interesting to me This poem excites me because it tells of the impact that storytelling has on people in Laguna culture I will analyze and explore many parts of this poem One of these subjects is theme The theme of Storytelling is actually the art of storytelling Another aspect of the poem I will look at is tension There is a specific tension between the husband and the wife in this poem Next I will explore how imagery helped Silko strengthen her writing Then I will look at how the form of Storytelling is different from that of other poems Finally I will compare Storytelling to another poem written by Luci Tapahonso entitled Blue Horses Rush In All these aspects put together will enable me to do a complete textual analysis of Storytelling Larson 2 To start I will begin with the theme of Storytelling The theme of the poem is the art of storytelling hence the name At the end of the poem the author says My husband left after he heard the story and moved back in with his mother It was my fault and I dont blame him eitherSilko 424 As the reader you think that the woman is feeling bad about lying to her husband and she doesnt blame him for leaving her because she has sinned Then the next line reads I could have told the story better than I didSilko 424 This surprises the reader because the endings not expected This shows that the woman isnt really feeling bad about what she did or what happened she only wishes that she could have told a better story so her husband would stay with her These quotes prove the theme of the poem that storytelling is
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