Duffy modifies Horace's famous commentary on military deaths: Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori. In the sense, the present study's engagement with the occasional mode is an attempt to underline the importance of this large body of work for Sor Juana and, by extension, in the early modern period. In examining the occasional mode, however, it seems appropriate to enhance traditional methods by employing discursive analysis and an interdisciplinary focus. Since an essential premise of this study is that the occasion at hand often merely serves as a pretext for writing, any attempt to place Sor Juana's occasional works into clearly defined categories is somewhat quixotic. Her political aesthetics, the literary strategies she employs within the occasional mode, are ultimately a means of eschewing external obligations and transforming the occasion into a vehicle for her voice.