• 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...
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  • A Comparison of the Poems, "Postcard from Kashmir" by Agha Shanhid Ali and "Elena" by Pat Mora
    , 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 past, and...
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  • Pat Mora - Elena
    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 one tone changes with the...
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  • English Essay
    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 family moved to America, her children now both attend American high schools. They are now completely...
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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...
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  • Stereotype
    use the survival techniques of Native Americans in order to survive the difficulties they were facing in their environment. The poem “Immigrants” by Pat Mora also wrote examples on how Mexican try to adapt the American culture by eating hot dogs and apple pie, by naming their children Bill and...
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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...
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  • paco
    cultures, ethnicgroups, gender, and nationalities should be heard and poetry is universal and speaks to allpeople regardless of their background. In the poem Legal Alien by Pat Mora, the literary devicesthat Pat Mora uses are metaphor and personification. These literary devices help reveal the author’s...
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  • Mla Format
    because the research was on a topic I cared about. Because of that I invested a lot of time researching and getting the right sources to start if off. In summary, with enough time and passion I really did very well on this assignment. Richard Boateng Port. #4 The poem, “Veiled” by Pat Mora...
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  • Assimilation Into American Society-Immigrants
    Literature & Composition Essay #1 June 26, 2011 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...
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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...
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  • Manager
    In Between Two 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...
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  • Waku Wako
    Mora, Pat. The Desert is My Mother/El desierto es mi madre. Illustrated by Daniel Lechon. Pinata Books/Arte Publico Press, 1994. 32 pages. Ages 4 - 7 Mora, Pat. Listen to the Desert/Oye al desierto. Illustrated by Francisco X. Mora. Clarion, 1994. 24 pages. Ages 4 - 7 Mora, Pat. Love to...
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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...
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  • Analyzing Legal Alien
    For many years now people have judged one another based on characteristics and 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...
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  • Michelle Paper
    Michelle Jordan Professor Cheryl Williams 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...
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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...
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  • Immigration
    , yet many are struggling to adjust to the unfamiliar culture, as addressed in Pat Mora’s poem “Immigrants.” Immigration means the one-way flow of the population to a specific place or country. It is what carves the picture of the modern world. People move out of the native country or state for...
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  • Characters and Values
    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 the character's values. This character has a lot of pride, and looks...
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  • Tcl111 Final Study Guide
    Cisneros. “Those Who Don’t” - when their in their own neighborhood they feel safe when in another feel scared Gustavo Pérez Firmat. “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...
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