|Plot Summary of Soldier: A Poet's Childhood|
|"The African-American poet June Jordan describes the first twelve years of her life as her Jamaica-born father prepares her for life as an African-American as he has experienced it. Through Jordan's description of her experience, we also see the early development of a poet's sensibility."
Stephanie S., Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Soldier: A Poet's Childhood|
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Kids growing up/acting up?
- general coming of age story
Political/social rights fight
Ethnic/Relig. of subject (inside)
- woman's story
Special relationship with
Subject of Biography
- a kid
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- New York
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
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