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The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica - Poems From "Some Spanish Verbs" Summary & Analysis

Judith Ortiz Cofer
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Poems From "Some Spanish Verbs" Summary

Orar: To Pray

The girl's father leaves every night after the children are in bed despite his wife's pleas to stay, and every night the girl can hear the floorboard in her mother's room creak from the weight of her knees. The prayers that don't make it to heaven fall on the girl like pieces of wood from a cross that she helps to bear.

Dividir: To Divide

After the father's betrayal and all of the rumors died down, the girl chooses pride and the father opts for humility. The girl plays the martyr and never lets her father do even the slightest thing for her. The father bears his daughter's rage and indifference as his punishment until he becomes ill. Then the daughter waits the whole night for his last breath so...

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