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1. In the latter part of "The Artist Conversations," the protagonist looks upon the painting and says, "She was too terrible and beautiful." Elaborate.

2. Discuss what the voice in the poem "Maria" did not know.

3. Why is Julie sleepless in the end of "The Luckiest Man Alive"?

4. Though the little stories of the cat Pipí provide entertainment on their own, what other purpose does La Señora Catalina's telling of these little tales serve in "Tonalá"?