Compare and contrast two poems from Notes On the Assemblage in terms of their style and purposes. Discuss the style of each poem, and think about how the style contributes to the poem’s emotional content. What are the purposes of the poems? The best format for your essay is to discuss each poem separately before you make comparisons. For Herrera’s style, think about sentence structure, rhyming, tone, diction… For the purpose, think about what you to visualize, and the ideas that he presents.