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1 Gary Soto A Latino Poet After Tonight by Gary Soto from The Elements of San Joaquin A Hispanic Poet writing about what matter most to us all living our everyday life with passion. By Mrs. Marlowe

2 Delete box or real estate logos can go here. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION Gary Soto Gary Soto was born in 1952 in northern California, in the city of Fresno. Soto was the son of Mexican-Americans, he was born into not only a Chicano culture, but also a culture of poverty (Kellman, Magill). Before becoming a poet, he worked in the fields and in factories. Later, he attended college. After being married, Soto wrote his first book of poems, The Elements of San Joaquin, in which the poem, After Tonight, is featured (Kellman, Magill).

3 HISTORICAL CONTEXT Gary Soto began writing poems in the 1970 s and continues today, a time period referred to in literature as Post Modernism. In the 1970 s, the first computers were invented. Also, the Apollo 11 landed on the moon. In the late 1970 s, the first home computer was sold, an Apple. In the 1980 s, the Iran-Iraq war killed thousands. In the 1990 s, there was a mass killing at Columbine High School in Colorado. In 2001, terrorists hijacked three planes and launched the first terrorist attack on United States soil (Teen Web).

4 After Tonight by Gary Soto Because there are avenues Of traffic lights, a phone book Of brothers and lawyers, Why should you think your purse Will not be tugged from your arm Or the screen door Will remain latched Against the man Who hugs and kisses His pillow In the corridor of loneliness? There is a window of light A sprinkler turning As the earth turns, And you do not think of the hills And of the splintered wrists it takes To give you The heat rising toward the ceiling. You expect your daughter To be at the door any moment And your husband to arrive With the night That is suddenly all around. You expect the stove to burst A collar of fire When you want it, The siamese cats To move against your legs, purring. But remember this: Because blood revolves from one lung to the next, Why think it will After tonight?

5 FORM AND STRUCTURE The poem, After Tonight is a five stanza poem. Each stanza is a single, long sentence that almost requires one to hold one s breath while reading. The first stanza is a question posed to the reader by the speaker. Four of the stanzas use the second person pronouns, you and your. By referring to the reader with these words, the poem seems more personal, like a conversation.

6 FORM AND STRUCTURE The poem is unrhymed with no particular rhyme scheme or consistent rhythm. These characteristics give the poem a casual, informal tone, which fits the topic of the poem, the harshness and unexpected nature of life.

7 THE POEM S DEVICES The poem is a grouping of five, unrhymed stanzas of unequal length. The fact that this poem does not have a regular pattern of rhyme, structure, or stanza Delete text and place photo here. length seems appropriate. It is a poem about the danger of the night and the fragile nature of life. The speaker discusses how life s dangers can come without warning.

8 THE POEM S THEME AND MEANING In After Tonight, the speaker refers to a series of unexpected turns that one s life might take. These are turns no one hopes for, such as a loved one not coming home, Delete text and place photo here. or a mugging, or attack. The poem is set in a city, giving one the impression that the speaker sees life in the city as dangerous and on-the-edge.

9 THE POEM S THEME AND MEANING The final stanza ends as the poem began, with a question, almost a warning of danger: But remember this / Because blood Delete text and place photo here. revolves from one lung to the next, / Why think it will /After tonight? (Soto) The speaker almost seems to be talking about the fragile nature of life.

10 THE POEM S THEME AND MEANING He seems to be saying, just because one is alive now, does not mean someone is guaranteed that next breath. He warns the read of the dangerous turns one s life can take in an instant. Such warnings are realistic, as life is fragile. Without warning, one s life can quickly take a disastrous turn.

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