Chicano Music

“Yo Soy Mexicano” is a song by Jorge Negrete that depicts imagery as a literary device, in which the “The Charro” is a representative of pride of the political and historical class and their influence. For instance, “Tu orgullo es el charro” implies that the pride of the political and historical class is “The Charro”. The influence of this image of pride is that its wearer would outdo any cowboy in the land of Mexico in every aspect, including outriding him in his own boat as a tool of depicting machismo as stereotypical.

Imagery is also seen in the naming of the place known as “El charro” as a signatory to the expectations of Monica Flin. She names the place in reference to the unhappy ends to the first life under the bondage of marriage with the “Mexican caballero”. This marriage should have eluded her, depriving her will of real nationalism, bearing in mind that she was left longing for the reign at the restaurant. This implies that the naming of the place depicts the faded away outlook of the restaurant with its stylish foodstuffs in the life and nationalism of Monica.

On the other hand, the content in the lyrics of the song “Ranchera” starts with a pure introductory instrumentalist verse. This is closely followed by the first portion of the lyrics, which depicts either love or patriotism. This is then followed by interruptions of instrumentalists with lines of verses, where the mode of formation is basically A/B/A/B. This is different from the lyric content of the song, “the bolero, “Palmera”, which depicts a starting verse with wordings as opposed to instrumentalists.

Consequently, the similarity between “the bolero, “Palmera” and the “Ranchera, “Pa’ Todo El” lies in the refrain of repetitive words in preceding lines of each verse, where “The Ranchera, “Pa’ Todo El” depicts a refrained repetitive words at the start of every line in each verse. For instance, “TRA-NO QUEME” as the start of the first line, while “A-NO QUEME” as the start of the second line. Similarly, this repetition in words is shown in “the bolero, “Palmera”, in which “You know I needed to have my say-ay-ay” as the first line of a verse, while the preceding verse is formed with “Don’t need no life full of disarray-ay-ay” this refrain and repetition has the influence of creating rhyme.

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