Poetry ("Maestro", "Bailando", and "The Desert is My Mother")

repetition of consonant sounds in the beginning of words (ex: Slippery slope)

the use of any element of language – a sounds, word, or phrase – more than once

the use of words that imitate sounds. (Ex: splat, hiss)

type of literature that uses sounds, rhythms, and meanings of words to describe the world in striking and imaginative ways

poetry is divided into groups of words

lines are organized into one key idea

stanza break
a blank line signaling the end of a stanza and the beginning of another stanza

a line or group of lines that is repeated at regular intervals


repetition of vowel consonant sounds as in tin, pin

comparisons in which one thing is spoken of as if it were another

comparisons giving human characteristics to a nonhuman subject

comparisons using like or as

the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities

Describe the family in “Maestro”
They are supportive towards each other and affectionate.

What memory does the applause bring to the maestro?
He remembers playing music with his parents

In “Bailando” who is the speaker talking to?
Their aunt

Tottering definition
move in a feeble or unsteady way

In “The Desert is my Mother” how does the poet feel about the desert?
She respects it for its resources and beauty

What is the similarity between the three poems by Pat Mora?
The speaker talks about a mother figure in each of the three poems

“Maestro” and “Bailando” each involve…
positive childhood experiences

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Poetry ("Maestro", "Bailando", and "The Desert is My Mother")
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