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According to the Websters New Pocket Dictionary identity is known as the state or fact of being the same def 1 An authors identity is often seen in their writing Marjorie Agosn is one example of exposing ones true identity through her writing Always Living in SpanishAlways Living in Spanish introduces the background of Marjorie Agosn a small girl having to translate English to Spanish for her family and the emotions that she felt while living in this translation In the writing Agosn says The new and learned English language did not fit with the visceral emotions and themes that my poetry contained but by writing in Spanish I could recover fragrances spoken rhythms and the passion of my own identity def 2 When one of her poems was published in English she said Finally for the first time since I had left Chile I felt I didnt have to explain myself My poem expressed in another language spoke for itselfand for me def 2 Marjories writing exposes her identity by creating a connection with her readers of finding success while being true to oneselfPassion plays a major role in identity Marjorie Agosn was passionate about writing writing in Spanish allowed her true identity to stand out She found comfort in her passion is what created her success While identity is defined as being the same it stands for something deeper Identity is the person that people see when that person expresses themself through something theyre passionate aboutWorks CitedAgosin Marjorie Always Living in Spanish The Arlington Reader Contexts and Connections Ed John E Sullivan III Boston BedfordSt Martins 2011 80-82 PrintWebsters New Pocket Dictionary Cleveland OH Wiley Publishing Inc 2000 159 Print
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