Thursday, July 19, 2012
Learning to Love America
I did not realize this until after my chat circle, but I believe "pure products" is a symbol in Shirley Geok-lin Lim's poem. "Pure products" could represent the variety of races that exist in America. The narrator states "America" has "no pure products" (Lim 1). Thus, it's people come from many, many backgrounds rather than one. This is one of the many reasons listed from the poem of why the author has come to love America. The use of diction in "no pure products" is simple, yet the true meaning is rather hidden. Like I previously stated, I did not note this the first time I read the poem. I believe the author did this in order for her readers to dig deeper to realize the true meaning of her poem.