'Bilingual/Bilingue Explication' Term Paper by supercalifragilistic

'Bilingual/Bilingue Explication'
This paper analyzes the poem 'Bilingual/Bilingue', by Rhina Espaillat.
# 98579 | 1,746 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Oct 03, 2007 in Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis) , Language (General)

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In this article, the writer points out that 'Bilingual/Bilingue', by Rhina Espaillat is an invitation into a young girl's world as she grows up in a Spanish household, yet in an English speaking country. The writer notes that carefully weaving English with Spanish words for emphasis, Espaillat paints a picture of a girl forced to speak Spanish while yearning for English. The truth of the matter is that one cannot force a language out of one's heart, and even though the young girl is forced to speak Spanish in her home, her English words are just as meaningful as her Spanish. The writer maintains that 'Bilingual/Bilingue' is a statement on the flaws of forcing a native language upon someone, or perhaps of excluding a language from someone's life, as in the end it is what is in one's heart that is the true meaning of the language.

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  • Bilingual/Bilingue by Rhina Espaillat

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