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"Sylvia" (2003) begins with American poet Sylvia Plath reading a bad review of her work and meeting British poet Ted Hughes. It ends with the gas oven. Read More »

“Never Marry a Mexican” from Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros

In Sandra Cisneros’s “Never Marry a Mexican,” the narrator, Clemencia, says “I’m amphibious. I’m a person who doesn’t belong to any class” (71). Although she speaks of economic classes, her amphibious nature applies to her love life as well. Constantly in extremes, Clemencia flip-flops between virgin and whore, the all or nothing of love and sex. Somewhere in Clemencia’s life, ... Read More »