In the poem "Same Song" by Pat Mora, what images does Mora use to help you visualize the speaker’s daughter? "Same Song" by Pat Mora

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In Pat Mora's "Same Song," the poet describes his daughter and his son.

The poet describes his daughter by using simple, strong images.

The daughter "stumbles into the bathroom at six a.m."; she "squeezes into faded jeans"; she "curls her hair carefully."  She applies makeup in the colors Aztec Blue, Frosted Mauve, and Neon Pink.

In the end, though the girl looks in the mirror and is not satisfied:

She peers into the mirror, the mirror on the wall,

frowns at her face...

not fair

All of this gives us an image of an almost stereotypical teenage girl: obsessed, but not satisfied, with her appearance.

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