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1. Links 1 and 2 are personal accounts of the authors’ experiences relating to Day of the Dead or the death of a loved one. You may read either story. In the space below, write a reader response. Imagine that you are speaking to the author as you write your comments and questions in response to the story. In one column, quote the section of the story that you are responding to. In the second column, write your response.

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  1. As you surf through links 5, 7, 8, and 9, soak up an impression of the way life and death are represented in Mexican folk art. Pay particular attention to the scenery and activities represented in the folk art. Then read the poem, Cuando tengas ganas de morirte. Write an persuasive essay that defends one of the following statements.
  1. Mexican Day of the Dead folk art represents a point of view that is contradictory to the ideas expressed in the poem Cuando tengas ganas de morirte.
  2. Mexican Day of the Dead folk art represents a point of view that is in close agreement with the ideas expressed in the poem Cuando tengas ganas de morirte.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Read links 3 and 4, paying particular attention to the sections that refer to ways in which Mexicans honor their deceased loved ones in unique ways. Choose a real, legendary, or imaginary person or pet that you would like to honor in a Day of the Dead caja historia. In the space below, plan a scene that would uniquely honor your person or pet. Explain why you have chosen each element you have included in your scenes.

Draw your scene here. Label the elements with a number.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explain why you have included each element.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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