Hakea laurina (Pin-cushion Hakea) is one of the most beautiful native plants of south-western Australia. In Italy and America its uses include street and hedge planting. by David Lade, via ShutterStock
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE On page Alvarez writes in the voice of Patria, " My girl long and slender like a blossoming mimosa at the end of the drive". This is a simile comparing a mimosa flower to Patria's daughter.