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How does Xiomara change from the beginning of the book The Poet X to the end?

Xiomara become more confident, determined, and rebellious towards the end of the novel. Xiomara realizes that her mother cannot stop her from pursuing her dreams or from expressing herself through...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 6:58 pm UTC

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What is the setting of The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo?

The Poet X is a 2018 critically acclaimed and award-winning young adult novel written by Dominican-American writer and slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo. It is actually the author's first novel and it...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2020 4:58 pm UTC

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How does Xiomara reckon with her own silence in The Poet X?

In one of her poems, "Asylum," Xiomara expresses her desire to escape from what she describes as the asylum of a silent home life with aging parents. This is a development of a theme that she first...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2019 5:08 am UTC

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What are the similarities and differences between Twin and Xiomara in The Poet X?

Twin is the name that Xiomara uses for her twin brother, Xavier. Their main similarities are that they are twins, are struggling with identity issues as teenagers on the cusp of adulthood, and keep...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2019 11:04 pm UTC

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In The Poet X, what are some rules Xiomara’s mom sets for her?

Xiomara’s mom has some pretty straightforward rules when it comes to dating. First, she can’t date. Second, not until she’s married. And third, see rules one and two. Later on in the book, Xiomara...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2020 3:33 pm UTC

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What is the climax in The Poet X?

The climax of The Poet X takes place when Xiomara's mother finds her leather-bound journal on the kitchen table and reads Xiomara's poetry; this discovery leads Mami to set the journal on fire when...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2019 9:31 am UTC

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Why is Xiomara's relationship with church in The Poet X difficult?

In Elizabeth Acevedo's The Poet X, Xiomara's relationship with the church is difficult because Xiomara desires to express herself in ways that the conservative doctrine and culture of the church...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2019 3:16 am UTC

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In the middle of the novel The Poet X, why does Xiomara get a harsh punishment from her mother?  

In The Poet X, Xiomara is punished by her mother in the middle of the novel after she arrives home late one evening after missing her stop on the train. Xiomara is romantically involved with Aman,...

Latest answer posted July 13, 2019 7:38 pm UTC

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How do cultural stereotypes and gender roles impact the characters in the The Poet X? 

Stereotypes about culture and gender have a significant impact on several characters in The Poet X. These effects are readily observable within Xiomara’s family. Elizabeth Acevedo shows how the...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2020 6:29 pm UTC

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What songs will describe the Poet X?

Here are three song titles that describe Xiomara, also known as the Poet X, and her life experiences. Why Can't I? by Liz Phair: In this song, Liz Phair sings about the physical effects of feeling...

Latest answer posted August 15, 2019 12:36 pm UTC

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In The Poet X, who was Xiomara's best friend?

The Poet X is a 2018 fictional young adult novel written by Dominican-American writer Elizabeth Acevedo. The book is actually written in verse and resembles a collection of short poems in which the...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019 8:46 pm UTC

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What is the last chapter of The Poet X about?

Elizabeth Acevedo's novel in verses, The Poet X, is not divided into chapters exactly; the novel is divided into three parts, and each part is subdivided by dates. This answer will interpret the...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2019 9:41 am UTC

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Why is Xiomara so excited about the poem in The Poet X?

Although it takes place over only a few months, The Poet X can be seen as both a Bildungsroman and, more specifically, a Künstlerroman. This means that it is a book which follows Xiomara's progress...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2020 11:05 am UTC

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