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"A Voice" by Pat Mora

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Abbrianna Robert

on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of "A Voice" by Pat Mora

"A Voice" by Pat Mora
About the Author!
* Pat Mora was born in El Paso, Texas on July 19, 1942.
* Her full name is Patricia Estella Mora.
* Pat is a former teacher, university administrator, museum director, and consultant, she is a popular national speaker at conferences, campuses, libraries and schools.
"A Voice"
*This poem is a free verse. There is no specific rhyme scheme or meter.

Sound Devices
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Alliteration...
Ex
: "You liked winning with words"
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Repetition...
Ex
: "I can't you whispered, I cant"


Figurative Language
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Simile...
Ex
:
"Felt your breath stick in your throat like an ice- cube."
Ex
:
"Your breath moves through the family like the wind moves through the trees."
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Metaphor...
Ex
:
"He walked slow as a hot river down the hallway"
Theme!!
**Please turn to page 270 in the literature text book!
This poem is about a girl who has moved to the United States and is often uncomfortable around the people at her school, because she feels different and speaks another language.
The theme of "A Voice" by Pat Mora is that, "One must speak up to be heard."
Sources
* http://southwestcrossroads.org/record.php?num=697
* http://go.galegroup.com/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=RELEVANCE&inPS=true&prodId=LitRG&userGroupName=avlr&tabID=T002&searchId=R1&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&contentSegment=&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=1&contentSet=GALE%7CCX1380700021&&docId=GALE|CX1380700021&docType=GALE&role=GVRL
* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pat_Mora
by Abbrianna Robert
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