These jobs included picking crops such as oranges and cotton, or working in local businesses. To me, life is a big deal. The birds in the poem are mentioned as dying animals due to the wind.
This conveys how the best thing to do in present time is to live on with what you currently have. Loss of innocence This book would fit in nicely to any middle or high school unit that deals with examining lives. At this point, Chuy has found out that his ghostly form is starting to disappear, first his hands, then his feet.
The bottles are mentioned as part of a metaphor already interpreted in question 3 in line 6. After doing all the work to analyze this poem, I personally think the poem is beautiful, despite how it was a difficult for me to fully understand. The rain in the poem is what is needed to save the dying community from the drought.
I think it is really amazing how it seems like the poem just describes the drought, but then I was able to see how it about death. He learns that the wind can push him around easily, but not so much if he tightens his stomach muscles.
Soto's ability to tell a story, to recreate moments of his own past in a manner that transcends the boundaries of race or age, and to transport his reader to the world of his own childhood is felt within each of his written works.
Since the plow is an object that was once useful before the drought, I think it signifies the past—how things in the past are different from the present.