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Locomotion

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Setting
Problem
Point of View
Plot
Climax
Resolution
Author's Message
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Student Poetry


Characters

Loni Collins Motion has dark skin, is quiet, and he was traumatized by his parents death. He was separated from his sister Lily by the adoption agency. He lived in different homes over a span of four years. He now lives in Ms. Ednas house. He used to live in a group home.

Setting

This story takes place in New York City. It's in modern times. Locomotion's school is in a black neighborhood and they're lots of black students. About one year passes in this book but he also remembers what happened when he was little and writes poems about his past. The author starts the book with Locomotion at the start of school and it ends around the end of that school year.

Problem


Point of View


Plot

Loni Collins Motions parents are dead, and he's separated from his little sister, Lili. Lili's foster mom doesn't like him because he's black and he looks undisciplined, and she thinks of him as a hoodlum. To try to relieve himself of his tension, he uses his writing in school to express himself. He also goes to a drug store and smells a perfume his mom used to wear to remind himself of her. At the end Loni feels better and more relieved. He isn't as sad and depressed as he used to be and he begins to get over the deaths of his parents.

Climax


Resolution

The resolution to Loco Motion is when he learned how to be happy with what he had. He learned to get over his mothers death and to death and to deal with his sister Lili's absence. She was taken away by the adoption agency. The resolution affected Loni because he was happier and enjoying more because he had simply learned to deal. His sister was there for him when he was lonely. Ms. Edna helped because she was accepting and she treated him as if he was her own son.


Author's Message