Rosario Ferre's Poem Language Duel

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In the poem Language Duel by Rosario Ferre, the speaker conflicts and even despises English. The speaker believes that the Spanish don’t have the same rights because of wars. The speaker portrays this in the following quote. “English and Spanish have been at war since Queen Elizabeth sank the Spanish Armada in 1588. Language carries with it all their fire and power”. The speaker gives evidence of the war by saying “Queen Elizabeth sank the Spanish Armada in 1588”. She also uses personification when saying “Language carries with it all their fire and power”. The speaker shows with this quote on how it can be more of national conflict causing the language barrier instead of it being just Americans not choosing to learn it. The Speaker also
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