What are some of the ways Sor Juana tries to “soften” her criticism of “Sor Filotea” (actually the male Bishop of Puebla)? Tone is sometimes trcky to determine, but can you detect any sarcasm in Sor Juana’s words?

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz, “The Poet’s Answer to the Most Illustrious Sor Filotea de la Cruz,” p. 70; “This afternoon, my darling, when we spoke,” p. 84  http://edsitement.neh.gov/sites/edsitement.neh.gov/files/worksheets/Interactive-Timeline-Sor-Juana_0.pdf

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