Critical Analysis Of Baca's 'A Place To Stand'

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Not everyone will have an easy life or the opportunity to escape the troubles that hunt their pass. Sometimes the individual would be put in situation that require to break the law in order to stay alive. In Baca’s memoir “A Place To Stand” he write a story about his life and the obstacles and the disadvantages that he had to overcome and how he became a poet. Baca never had a sense of love and belonging with his unstable relationship between his mother and father. In addition to his childhood memories, Baca’s mother and father became a direct reflection of why he has a twisted view of love when it came to Theresa. Growing up in a foster home, Baca did not have a helping hand and was lost and forgotten. However, through the barrier that Baca faced in his live he was able to turn his life around and find a second chance where he became a poet where he can find his place to stand and write about his love and loss. Starting in his adolescents and into adult hood, Baca’s struggles with love and …show more content…
It seem that Baca gains his strength though writing about his love and loss of his past. Whereas in his adolescent year of his life he would struggle with love and belonging with his parents. With Baca in the foster home, seems as if he is in prison meaning that he had no love, no belonging, and no freedom. With that, it’s no wonder why he feel the way he does when it comes to having no family and being lost and forgotten. However, Prison affects people in a verity of ways, but for Baca it was the best thing that happens to him, since he was able to find himself or rehabilitate his life in a positive direction. What makes Baca’s an affective poet is because of his loss and suffering where he is able to reflect or ponder upon what making him feel the he feels. Its Baca’s intrapersonal skill that separates him from his

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