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The X in My Name, An Analysis

Summary: Analyzes the poem "The X in My Name" by Francisco X Alarcon. Discusses the importance of literacy in the poem. Reveals the roles social structure and financial class have in the poem.
"The X in My Name"

By Francisco X. Alarcon

the poor

signature

of my illiterate

and peasant

self

giving away

all rights

in a deceiving

contract for life

This poem written by Francisco Alarcon describes the life of an illiterate man who finds himself signing away his freedom by placing his mark on a contract. He is unable to read the contract he is signing or even write his name. Being unable to read he leaves himself vulnerable to be taken advantage of and deceived. Alarcon, who was raised in a Hispanic community, was surrounded by illiteracy. Wanting to change the situation in which he was raised in he went to school to become a teacher and now focuses his efforts on eliminating illiteracy. This poem was written from the experience of watching those he cared about around him being taken advantage of...

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