Minorities in "A Child of the Americas" Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Minorities in "A Child of the Americas"
An analysis of the theme of living as a minority in Aurora Levins Morales' poem "A Child of the Americas."
# 120547 | 1,250 words | 16 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry)

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The paper looks at the poem "A Child of the Americas," and focuses on the Morales' attempt to convey how living as a minority in a dominant culture is akin to the process of being swallowed up whole. This analysis shows the poets' use of imagery, symbolism, personification, and diction to convey this theme. The paper includes a copy of the poem.

From the Paper:

"I am what I am, A child of the Americas, A light-skinned mestiza of the Caribbean, A child of many diaspora born into this continent at a crossroads, I am Puerto Rican, I am U.S. American, I am New York, Manhattan, and the Bronx, A mountain-born, country-bred, homegrown jibara child up from the shtetl, a California Puerto Rican Jew, A product of the New York ghettos, I have never known I am an immigrant..."

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Minorities in "A Child of the Americas" (2008, December 01) Retrieved June 17, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/minorities-in-a-child-of-the-americas-120547/

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"Minorities in "A Child of the Americas"" 01 December 2008. Web. 17 June. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/analytical-essay/minorities-in-a-child-of-the-americas-120547/>