Pat Mora Figurative Language

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Rachel Anderson Date: 2/15/18 Analyzing Figurative Language For this essay I will be analyzing the poem “A Voice” by Pat Mora. The theme of this poem is that you must speak up for what you believe is right, despite your fear, and despite how long it has taken you to do so. Pat Mora used similes and metaphors to convey the tone of the poem, which is that of pride in her mother. The first type of figurative language Pat Mora used that I would like to touch on is metaphors. “The family story says your voice is the voice of an aunt in Mexico, spunky as a peacock.” Mora uses this metaphor of her mother’s voice being that “of an aunt in Mexico, spunky as a peacock” to illustrate how fearless her mother is when it comes to speaking up. Through

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