Sweet Wine - Pat Mora

Sweet Wine - Pat Mora - The poem I chose to interpret and...

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The poem I chose to interpret and analyze is “Sweet Wine” by Pat Mora. Pat Mora is a Mexican-American poet born in the year 1942. She has inspired many young poets throughout the United States as well as Latin America. This poem “Sweet Wine” mainly describes the events and the aftermath of a hurricane. Pat Mora establishes a savage yet mournful mood throughout the entire poem. Her somberness and bluntness found instantly through personification and metaphors establish an ironic tone as well. Mora illustrates the hurricane written as a forceful, dominant, and savage enemy. She gives the hurricane a certain personality of a destructive figure that ravaged everything in its way. There is some aspect of personification found in one of nature’s creatures referenced all through the poem. She has love and compassion for the butterflies as they get “pressed” and “sucked” away by the hurricane. Pat Mora states, “Since no wings could outrace the wind, blind as anger that
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