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A nations culture resides in the heart and in the soul of its people Mahatma Gandhi In Myrlin Hepworths poem Ritchie Valens he writes about the life of the famous Ritchie Valens how he started out by playing a guitar with only two strings to playing with Buddy Holly and other grand legends He also writes on the dark side of Richies life in which they tried to hide his ethnicity Gloria Anzaldua speaks about how difficult it is to live with many contradicting identities Myrlin Hepworth and Gloria Anzaldua illustrate how identity is directly linked to your culture and attempting to change that culture can result in losing your individuality as a personSTEVENSIn his poem Myrlin Hepworth uses many examples of allusions in Ritchie valens In this poem Hepworth makes a several references to show Valens extreme love of music and his road to fame The old men in your neighborhoods listening to you play rancheras Swung that Afro Mexican rhythm into rock and roll para bailar la Bamba You played live at the Apollo while Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley rocked 2 Using musical terms and the names of different musicians Hepworth shows the musical life of Ritchie Valens In Gloria Anzalduas To live in the borderlands means you she uses allusions to show the difficulty of change and the hardships you face living in the borderlands Youre a burra buey scapegoat Resist the gold elixir beckoning from the bottle the pull of the gun barrel the rope crushing the hollow of your throat You are at home a stranger 1 Anzalduas explains the struggles everyday of living in the borderlands It shows how the people who lived in the borderlands were treated less than human even donkeys were treated better than they were It shows alcohol abuse in the borderlands and that how everyday you must resist drinking and suicide and violence in order to live However Anzalduas also writes on
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