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  • Legal Alien
    The poem "Legal Alien," by Pat Mora, describes the experiences of bilingual and bicultural Mexican-American individuals. It illustrates the transitions between two distinct languages and cultural...

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    A "theme" of a literary work is its main message, as opposed to its "subject," which is its topic. The subject here is stated in the title: "Legal Alien." The theme, then, is what the author has to...

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    In this poem, Pat Mora talks about the cultural identity of Hispanic Americans, about how, despite belonging both to an American community and a Mexican community, one can never really be fully...

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    An oxymoron is a phrase or portmanteau which is composed of two words with differing, often opposing, meanings for the effect of novelty or complexity. In this example, the words at odds with each...

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  • Legal Alien
    Sure it could definitely have multiple meanings. The poem, written by Pat Mora, explores some of her own experiences as an American born to Mexican parents. In it, Mora describes how she feels...

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    I think that the title of "Legal Alien" in Mora's poem helps to point out the liminal quality of the modern immigrant. The vision that Mora gives is far from the assimilative melting pot vision in...

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  • Legal Alien
    The controlling metaphor of Pat Mora's poem, "Legal Alien" is stated in her title: Mora lives and works in the United States legally, yet she still feels as though she is a foreigner. Thus, the...

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