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Read the following excerpt from Julia Ortiz Cofer’s poem "El Olvido." It is dangerous to spurn the clothes you were born to wear for the sake of fashion; dangerous to use weapons and sharp instruments you are not familiar with; dangerous to disdain the plaster saints before which your mother kneels praying with embarrassing fervor that you survive in the place you have chosen to live: The items listed in this excerpt symbolize

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Read the following excerpt from Julia Ortiz Cofer’s poem "El Olvido." It is dangerous to spurn the clothes you were born to wear for the sake of fashion; dangerous to use weapons and sharp instruments you are not familiar with; dangerous to disdain the plaster saints before which your mother kneels praying with embarrassing fervor that you survive in the place you have chosen to live: The items listed in this excerpt symbolize

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marquizthomas17

All items symbolize protection. Clothes protects our skin from harmful elements. It also helps us keep our modesty. Weapons and sharp instruments are means to protect ourselves from outside threat. Plaster saints are those we pray to for divine intervention and protection.

Nov 21, 2019 03:52

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