First-person Narrator (I)appears in Several Poems - This is the voice of nearly three-quarters of the poems in this collection.
Addressee (You)appears in Several Poems - Many of the poems in this collection are written to this unnamed second-person audience.
Naomi Shihab Nyeappears in What Have You Lost? - This is the author who selected the poems which are included in this collection.
Father - This figure would disappear into the privacy of stories in his study for hours, and if his son's hands were clean, he might pass a book to him.
Mother - The high cheekbones and straight black hair of this woman make the author think she could be Tecumseh's sister.
Grandfather - This figure promised the author his hair would grow back after his first crew cut at the age of five.
Man - This figure had less and less to...
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