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Read the excerpt below, from the poemNuyorican Lament by Gloria Vando;then answer the question that follows.San Juan youre not for me.My cadence quails and stumbleson your ancient stones:there is an inner beat hereto be reckoned witha seis chorreao, a plena,an inbred @Oyeeee!and @mira tú! against whichmy Manhattan (sorrywrong island) responses fell [email protected]! How can I deal with that?And yet . . . once, long ago,your beach was mine; Luquillowas my bridle path to rideback then, before the turning of the tidewhen Teddys blue-eyed shillssecured the hilland tried in vain to blotthe language out. . .In this poem, the poet moves back andforth between English and Spanishprimarily to:



A. Emphasize her skills as a bilingualpoet.
B. Make the poem more accessible toSpanish speakers.
C. Enhance the poem by adding asplash of local color.
D. Reflect a cultural identification withSan Juan.

This question is part of MTTC English practice test
Asked by Apremo, Last updated: Jun 30, 2020

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered May 14, 2017

Reflect a cultural identification with San Juan.
 

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