Juan Felipe Herrera Writing Styles in Notes on the Assemblage

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Point of View

The primary, and overall, point of view of the collection is thematic, which arguably blends with the authorial. This has to do with the sense that no matter what the specific incidents or experiences that make up the essential narrative or metaphorical content of each individual poem, or the groupings (or parts) into which those poems are gathered, they are all serving the same essential purpose. This is arguably the author-defined perspective that repression, defined and shaped by racism-connected exploitation, must be fought, and must be the object of revolutionary, rebellious action. Here it is important to note that while the author’s own ethno-cultural community (i.e. Latinx, from Mexico) is his primary context for this perspective and commentary, he also recognizes other communities experiencing similar sorts of oppression. As part of this, he makes specific references to African-American individuals like Trayvon Martin and...

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