The latin deli

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Judith Ortiz Cofer
“The Latin Deli”?
Date of Test March 1, 2012
Introduction/ Background Information
Judith Ortiz Cofer first published "The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica" in America.
"ArsPoetica’’ translates into ‘‘the art of poetry,’’
Job Opportunities and a better education
Sensorial Characteristics:
• A "delicious foods smorgasbord of the sights, smells, tastes, and sounds.• A cross-cultural girlhood.
• Frustrations growing up in 'el building' in a New Jersey barrio,
• Private School in P.R./ Public School in N.J.
• Universal concerns.
• The poem focuses on aplace where Spanish immigrants meet to talk to each other in their native language and to buy food from their homelands. ( Spanish Harlem) N.Y.
• Culture clash experienced in America.
• Walkingdown the aisles, reciting the names of Spanish food like poetry, being able to hang on to the traditions of the past.
• In order to maintain a clear sense of her cultural heritage.
• Sheestablishes a link between herself and the deli owner
• offering comfort and a sense of identity to others who share her heritage.
Lines 1-7
main character, whom she calls ‘‘the Patroness of Exiles’’—She has given a partial description of the deli.
First she describes the Formica counter { grocery store/ market}
on which sits an ''ancient register'' { grocery store/ market}
''plasticMother and Child magnetized to the top.’’ { Virgen Mary and baby Jesus}
Demonstrates mixture of imagery.
Reflects the reality of life for the Spanish-speaking immigrants who come into the store.The countertop, the ''ancient'' register, and the ''plastic'' Mother and Child magnet reflect the lower economic status of the neighborhood but strong religious belief. { Bendcion? Dinero}
The''ancient'' register – modernization
In lines 4-6, Ortiz Cofer describes the "heady" smells of dried codfish and green plantains
Thinking about our traditional food. ( pasteles, Bustelo...
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