Judith Ortiz Cofer Questions and Answers

Judith Ortiz Cofer

The author writes that when she was twelve, she used to love reading comic books. Her favorite was Supergirl, which used to influence her dreams. She would dream that she was Supergirl, running up...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2019 11:20 am UTC

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Judith Ortiz Cofer

In the story, the judge has ruled that, as part of his probation, Luis Cintron must provide his father free labor for six months. His job at his father's salvage yard is to wash and polish all the...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2016 7:06 pm UTC

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One of the themes in the short story "Catch the Moon" is that of loss and its effect on people. Jorge Cintron loses his wife to cancer, after which he spends his free time “polishing utensils that...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2017 2:46 pm UTC

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The appearance of Naomi Ramirez initiates Luis Cintron's change; this change is significant because it is an alteration in attitude on the part of Luis. Since he wishes to win her over, he drives...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2015 4:03 pm UTC

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There are only a few Spanish words and phrases besides the title in the English version of Judith Ortiz Cofer's "Volar,"* and half of them are terms of endearment. The mother calls her husband...

Latest answer posted June 19, 2020 8:40 am UTC

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A thesis statement for Judith Ortiz Cofer’s article “The Myth of the Latin Women” could be expressed like this: The author is the product of a Latin American culture which is continually...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2019 3:07 am UTC

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The author of the poem “Cold as Heaven” uses various literary devices, including imagery and allusion, to bring out the message of death. The author uses imagery in different instances within the...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2018 8:05 am UTC

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The main theme of "Quinceanera" is a young girl's coming of age and her feelings of ambivalence about it. In the poem, the fifteen-year-old teenager mourns the loss of her childhood and is hesitant...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2018 2:11 pm UTC

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Imagery is the use of figurative language, and it is something that "paints" or illuminates an image in one's mind as he or she reads. It can be found in music, poetry, short stories, etc. The...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2011 8:11 am UTC

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Judith Ortiz Cofer

"Casa" is one of Ortiz Cofer's many "ensayos" in which she narrates and analyzes the social customs of Puerto Rican society as they occur in the 1950s. "Casa" appears inSilent Dancing,which is her...

Latest answer posted March 20, 2012 10:21 pm UTC

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On the face of it, the poem is about a Puerto Rican grandmother who's looking back over her life. But as the poem progresses, we discover a lot about the culture in which she's lived that life and...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2019 5:46 am UTC

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“Quinceanera” by Judith Ortiz Cofer portrays a girl getting ready for her fifteen birthday celebration. In the Spanish culture, this celebration is important as a rite of passage from a girl to a...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2013 7:00 pm UTC

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Elena, a Puerto Rican American, endures a lot of prejudice because she attends a predominantly African American school, lives in a poorly-looking apartment block, and simply is not white. First,...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2016 6:38 pm UTC

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This story by Judith Ortiz Cofer can cover a lot of different themes. There's more than just one lesson in this piece, and there are many ways to analyze "Primary Lessons." One of the most...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2019 4:01 pm UTC

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Two choices that Elena makes are to become friends with Eugene and to continue with her plan to meet him for tutoring rather than go to church with her mother. The majority students in Elena's...

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019 3:39 pm UTC

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How about if I get you started, and you take it from there? We cannot write your assignment for you, but we can help. As you know, to write an acrostic poem, you must choose a word that is a theme,...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2010 12:23 am UTC

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