Why was I Am Joaquin written?
Hoping to shed light on the issues and struggles the Chicano population faced, Gonzales writes this epic in an attempt to strengthen the movement taking place, and to give Chicanos a sense of belonging and solidarity in this now…show more content…
What is the importance of Gonzales poem Yo Soy Joaquin?
Gonzales recounts the roots of Chicano identity in the long history of Mexican miscegenation through Spanish and Indian contact on up through the U. S. occupation and annexation of northern Mexico. The poem also displays the mytho-cultural icons of Chicano identity growing out of pre-Columbian Amerindian cultures.
Who is Joaquín in the poem I Am Joaquin?
In the poem, Joaquin (the narrator) speaks of the historical triumphs, struggles, and inherent contradictions experienced by Mexicans and Mexican Americans. He dedicated this poem to the younger generation of Mexican Americans. Yo soy Joaquin.
What do you think Joaquín represents in this poem?
In the poem “I‘m Joaquín” by Rodolfo Corky Gonzales the main character Joaquín represents the revelation of the Chicano Mexican- American community. He stands for the struggle of the Chicano movement for their rights and finding their identity as a mestizo race.
What did Corky Gonzales do?
Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales (June 18, 1928 – April 12, 2005) was a Chicano boxer, poet, political organizer, and activist. Through the Crusade for Justice, Gonzales organized the Mexican American people of Denver to fight for their cultural, political, and economic rights, leaving his mark on Chicano History.
How do you cite poems?
In the Works Cited entry, you start with the poet’s name, followed by the title of the poem in quotation marks. Then include details of the source where the poem was published. Usually you will follow the format of an MLA book citation or an MLA website citation.