In Leonard Adame’s poem, “Black and White,” he describes how the ruling minority of the whites treated blacks. The main idea of the poem is to tell the reader of that time, how the blacks were being treated. He uses great diction to describe the treatment. For instance he says, “they lay like catch in the plaza sun,” which helps the reader understand that the men were on the ground like fish in the
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guerrillas and set them out in the sun for people to be warned. Also photographers are taking pictures of them all dead and with their rifles over their heads. The setting of this poem is in the African town of Rhodesia. It is a small town and at the edge there is a jungle. The author, during writing this, was probably in a bad mood about racism in Africa between the blacks and the whites.