Teresa Paloma Acosta My Mother Pieced Quilts

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“My Mother Pieced Quilts” Theme Analysis In “My Mother Pieced Quilts”, Teresa Paloma Acosta presents the idea that family can provide comfort and safety through times of hardship. To begin with, Acosta mentions that her mother’s quilts were used “As weapons / Against pounding january winds” (3-4). This quote is a very explicit demonstration of how the quilts kept protected them from seasonal weather conditions. It also exaggerates the quilt, calling it a weapon which one can infer means that the quilts were vital to their lives. Another example is when Acosta mentions that the thread was “Galloping along the frayed edges, tucking them in / As you did us at night” (21-22). This illustrates how the quilts were a representation of security in
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