Latina Poetry as an Expression of Cultural Heritage

How does the repetition of the phrase “I am not” help to establish the author’s tone?
It expresses a confidence in her identity of mixed heritage.

Which excerpt from “Child of the Americas” contains imagery that expresses how language becomes part of the speaker’s physical identity?
Spanish is in my flesh,
ripples from my tongue, lodges in my hips:

How does the word “crossroads” help to develop the author’s tone?
It is imagery that describes the merging of different cultures.

The words “garlic and mangoes” in this passage are
sensory images illustrating the speaker’s island heritage.

In this passage, what is the speaker’s relationship with the English language?
She uses it naturally and with great skill because it is a part of her heritage.

Which excerpt from “The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica” is an example of an allusion?
Suspiros, Merengues, the stale candy of everyone’s childhood

How is the speaker’s point of view in the poem “Child of the Americas” used to explore cultural identity?
The first-person point of view allows her to claim ownership of her own cultural identity.

Which of the following lines from “The Latin Deli: An Ars Poetica” best develops a longing for the past?
a “glorious return” to Havana—where no one / has been allowed to die and nothing to change until then

The author’s word choice helps to reflect a tone of

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