After reading the text, "A Margarita Debayle", please discuss the following questions with a partner. Once you have had a chance to share your opinions, come to a consensus and write your answer down to be handed in.
1) "A Margarita Debayle" is considered both a poem and a fairy tale. Explain why you think it falls under both categories. How is this fairy tale the same or different from those you heard as a child?
2) The author had a specific audience in mind when he wrote this poem. Describe the person you think he is writing to. Include her age, what she was like, and her relationship to the author. Explain why you think she is the way you have described her.
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