Aurora Levins Morales' "Child of the Americas" Book Review by hicaliber

Aurora Levins Morales' "Child of the Americas"
This paper is a line-by-line analysis of the poem "Child of the Americas" by Aurora Levins Morales, which addresses issues of identity, citizenship and history.
# 93822 | 1,340 words | 0 sources | 2006 | US
Published on Apr 11, 2007 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis)

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This paper explains that, today, after the abolishment of slavery, a new paradigm of tolerance has forced a new way for the descendants of immigrants and natives to view their own identities. The author points out that the speaker of the poem, "Child of the Americas", provides the reader with an assortment of different images that emerge from the varied and colorful history from which the current American nation has been formed. The paper relates that, at the end of the poem, the speaker brings all the different ideas together into an identity that is a combination of all the others images---a unique American. The poem is included in the paper.

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