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What is the purpose of homeless by Anna Quindlen?

Anna Quindlen explains some struggles that homeless people experience and lets us see into their lives. The purpose of this passage was to get people to understand that homeless people are simply trying to find a home and explains what a home means.

Why do you think Quindlen begins with the story of Ann?

Why do you think Quindlen begins with the story of Ann? Quindlen begins her essay with the story of Ann to explain her position through Ann and to show how the homeless also want to have a home. Ann showed her what her position is so she was obligated to use her as an example.

When was homeless by Anna Quindlen published?

1989

How might Quindlen be said to give new meaning to the old cliche Home is where the heart is?

In her essay, Homeless, taken from Living Out Loud, Anna Quindlen reinterprets the proverb « Home is a place where the heart is ». Originally meaning that a home is a place you long to be, the author gives the word « home » a new definition that would, in a certain way, ignore personal feelings.

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