Colibri Discussion Questions

Martín Espada
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Compare and contrast the use of bird imagery in Espada's poem with the bird imagery in Richard Wilbur's poem "The Writer." Discuss the ways in which Wilbur's poem is political, and Espada's poem is personal.

Research the history of the Spanish occupation of Borinquen beginning in 1493 and construct a chart listing the political "development" of the island. Present your findings to your class.

Get into groups and develop a dictionary of Taino words that have made it into the English or Spanish language. Make copies and distribute them to your class.

Research the history of Christopher Columbus's trips to the "new world" and make a chart of popular myths related to his discovery of America. Next to that list, make another one explaining the historical facts relating to the events.

Research the history of the Taino. How did they get to Borinquen and when? Present your...

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