Respond with 500 words in total (250 words per question) to the following prompt

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Respond with 500 words in total (250 words per question) to the following prompt about our last two works: Peter Bacho’s short story “Dark Blue Suit” (1997) and Ocean Vuong’s “Aubade with Burning City” (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.(2014). Please respond to BOTH questions of the prompt.

Prompt:

1. “Dark Blue Suit” is a story about a
son’s reminiscence of a day spent with his father in downtown Seattle
in the 1950s. While Buddy the narrator is an adult, he is recalling a
day in his childhood when he was less than five years old. Examine the
details of Buddy’s day with his father carefully and gather details
about Vince’s style of masculinity. The day Buddy spends with his father
in “Dark Blue Suit” is around seventy years ago. Compare
Vince’s way of being a man, his style of masculinity, to what you
understand is the present-day style of masculinity prevalent in your
culture.
(You may interpret “your culture” to mean your own
personal cultural background or your understanding of the culture of the
present-day United States.)

2. “Aubade with Burning City” is a
poem about the American evacuation from Saigon, Vietnam on April 29,
1975, that concluded the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. Here is a
short four-minute video from CNN that provides a slice of the American
experience of that day.

The Fall of Saigon: 40 years later (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.
The Fall of Saigon: 40 years later

Analyze the poem’s use of
color imagery (in particular, of the colors black and white). In what
ways does the poem make use of the lyrics of Irving Berlin’s song “White
Christmas” to represent the Vietnamese experiences of that day.

Your responses must be in full sentences and paragraphs and must contain at least FOUR (4) in-text citations (about two per question) and ONE (1) correctly formatted Works (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Cited (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. at the end of your overall response.

Here is exactly what a Works Cited looks like:

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Here is a guide to compiling Works Cited references from different kinds of sources (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Please study and review “A Rubric for Evaluating Student BlogsLinks to an external site.” by Mark Sample from The Chronicle of Higher Education for the grading standards of a substantial Discussion post.

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