• Pat Mora
    Pat Mora is an award-winning writer that bases most her poems on tough cultural challenges and life as a Mexican American. She was born in a Spanish speaking home in El Paso, Texas. Mora is proud to be a Hispanic writer and demonstrates how being culturally different in America is not easy. She explains...
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  • A Comparison of the Poems, "Postcard from Kashmir" by Agha Shanhid Ali and "Elena" by Pat Mora
    ourselves, must learn to cope with memories. In the poem Postcard from Kashmir, by Agha Shanhid Ali, and Elena, by Pat Mora, both authors must do just that. In fact, both writers effectively incorporate powerful language and techniques in their poems to embody a nostalgic feeling for what once was the...
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  • English Essay
    class. Fitting in is difficult for immigrants especially in schools, which jeopardizes their success in achieving the American Dream. In the poem Elena by Pat Mora, the main character moved to America with her family. She talked about the hardships of her transition into a new country. Since she and her...
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  • Pat Mora - Elena
    As for poems, the tone is not as recognizable. A reader is not capable of understanding the tone from just simply glancing at a few words. The tone is derived from several words and attitudes that the poet conveys to their reader. Poets, Pat Mora and Anthony Grooms, both use tone in their poems, but only...
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  • Literature
    Analysis of Pat Mora's "La Migra" Pat Mora's "La Migra" is a poem presenting two speakers, one female and one male, who are playing the game "La Migra" which means "border patrol agents". Mora creates a snapshot of the dangers of living near the Mexican border through the narrators' "game". The poem...
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  • Poetry
    Danah Bakir “Same Song” By: Pat Mora * Predictions: Based on the picture surrounding this poem, which is a mirror, I predict this poem will be about external beauty and the concept of beauty only being skin deep. Based on the title of this poem, I predict this poem will be about similar people’s...
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  • Mla Format
    passion I really did very well on this assignment. Richard Boateng Port. #4 The poem, “Veiled” by Pat Mora relates more to the idea that Islam does oppress women. This is because, from the poem, Pat Mora talks about how uncomfortable the veil is and also how it traps their laughter. For example...
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  • paco
    ora is in the open poem form, it has no stanzas. It does have a few words that rhyme which are “English” (5) and “Spanish” (6) and also with “Mexicans” (14) and then with “Americans” (15). The poem also has rhythm, it is a low steady beat. It is a straightforward poem about how life is for a person with...
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  • Stereotype
    the United States. Another literary work, a poetry, written by Pat Mora entitled “Immigrants” contained lines that read “before the baby can even walk, speak to them in thick English, hallo, babe, hallo”. There may be some humor to the poem, but it stereotypes the Latino immigrants as having “thick English”...
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  • Assimilation Into American Society-Immigrants
    written by Pat Mora In the poem, “Immigrants”, it talks about how immigrants want their children to be welcomed into American society. They will do whatever they need to, to get their children to be as American as possible; even if they lose some of their own culture in the process. The poem, “Immigrants”...
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  • Sonrisas
    Paper #1 Explication of "Sonrisas" (Revision) In this free verse poem, Sonrisas," Pat Mora, a Mexican American creates images of living in two worlds where she is living in the middle of the doorway. As a first generation American, I can relate to the lifestyle of living between two worlds or cultures...
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  • Analyzing Legal Alien
    family background. Some judge based on skin color, race, where your family has come from, and how you came about. “Legal Alien/ Extranjera Legal” by Pat Mora gives a very realistic message of how it can feel to be a mexican american and to be seen as a ‘legal alien’. To feel not wanted by either side,...
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  • Cultural assimilation enjoys great popularity
    One underlying theme, the poem Immigrant by Pat Mora reveals, is cultural assimilation. Desiring for acceptance by the local Americans, immigrants make every effort to surround their children with typical American customs and habits, which is vividly demonstrated in the poem. Actually, cultural assimilation...
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  • Manager
    Worlds from Pat Mora’s “Legal Alien” Pat Mora, a Mexican-American versatile writer, of books and poetry shows her bilingual pride, through her writings. In her poem, “Legal Alien”, the author focuses on the difficulties of being stuck in between two worlds, the Mexican and the American. Mora presents the...
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  • Michelle Paper
    English 202 April 6, 2013 “Immigrants” by Pat Mora “Immigrants” by Pat Mora is a poem about immigrants of Spanish descent who migrated to America with their families and their greatest desire is for their children to live the American dream. The poem is located in America, it describes how mothers...
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  • Waku Wako
    Adoff, Arnold, editor. I Am the Darker Brother: An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans. Simon & Schuster, 1997. 208 pages. Age 11 and older Alexie, Sherman. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Illustrated by Ellen Fourney. Litte, Brown, 2007. 240 pages. Ages 13-16 Alvarez...
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  • Legal Alien
    Legal Alien The poem “Legal Alien” by Pat Mora is in the open poem form, it has no stanzas. It does have a few words that rhyme which are “English” (5) and “Spanish” (6) and also with “Mexicans” (14) and then with “Americans” (15). The poem also has rhythm, it is a low steady beat. It is a straightforward...
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  • Characters and Values
    By showing how strongly values affect the character, it causes one to question how strong and meaningful their own values are. A poem that does this is "1910", by Pat Mora, and a oral history that is an example is "Tsali of the Cherokees", by Alice Marriot. In "1910", symbolism is used to represent...
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  • Immigration
    Lumsden Mrs. Biggo English 112 February 6, 2013 Immigration Essay The Statue of Liberty, a symbol of freedom to many, is engraved with the famous poem, “New Colossus”, by Emma Lazarus. It reads, “… give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free, the wretched refuse of your teeming...
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  • Tcl111 Final Study Guide
    “Nobody Knows My Name” - he feels like an outcast or anger because people don’t know his name, feels it wouldn’t happen in his homeland Pat Mora. “Elena” - she feels comfortable in mexico when her children spoke Spanish, now their in america and she feels dumb and stupid because she doesn’t speak...
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