This poem makes one consider if they have any control over their own life. Also brings up the idea of the life someone is born into and how it is connected to one's ultimate fate. (Describing one's path to their own destiny is hard to explain(). Don’t worry as much. Also holding a darker () to keep going on().
“ The Journey “ by Mary Oliver is an easy to read poem, yet the overall message is so powerful. The title speaks for itself for the reason being that, “ The Journey “ is literally about a journey one takes throughout their life. One day you wake up and realize this is not the life you want to be living, so you begin to transition. However, with this transition comes hardships that weigh you down and make it seem impossible to succeed. Once you leave all the negativity and keep the determination and drive you will be able to achieve that goal and complete your journey.
“Nada te Turbe” is a musical piece composed by Joan Szymko. Joan Szymko was born in 1957, in Chicago, Illinois. Szymko’s composition of “Nada te Turbe” has entered the standard collection of American choral literature. The Poet of “Nada te Turbe” is St.Teresa of Avila. St.Teresa of Avila was born in 1515 and died in 1582.
During the 1900s, there were many famous authors who wrote about African Americans and Civil Rights. This was what was going on during this time period. Segregation and discrimination towards blacks was increasing. Two famous authors were Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou. Langston Hughes wrote the poem “I, Too, Sing America.”
Salvation Rocking in her wooden chair on the porch, she told me the rain was the tears of angels. Rain, the blessing that descend from the sky washing away the bad and invigorating the good. The good within Aracelis Girmay’s in “You are Who I Love” resonates as an ode to love of all people. Possibility and space for love is within the blank spaces of the poem.
The poem I Carry Your Heart With Me, By E.E. Cummings, is a very heart touching poem, once a person reads they think of their loved ones. The way he speaks about his loved one with all joy gives someone joy to say the same poem to someone they love. From all the poems that E.E. Cummings has wrote, this poem by far is award winning. People all around the world use it in special occasions, like weddings or proposing to their loved ones. When he says, “I carry your heart with me (I carry it in my heart)
The Cosmic Race, by José Vasconcelos, is about the new race that will arise in Latin America from the mixing of all races and the society they’ll create. It is an extremely influential essay in Mexico and still widely regarded today. In the The Cosmic Race it is said that America is the ancient home of the now lost Atlantean civilization (Vasconcelos 7). The downfall of the Atlanteans spawned four races: the Indian, the Black, the Mongol, and the White (Vasconcelos 9). Latin America, the essay argues, will be the homeland of the new Neo-Atlantean race as it already the racial melting pot of so many races (Vasconcelos 17-18).
“A good first step forward is to start treating prisoners as a human being, not profiting from their incarceration.” ( Bernie Sanders). The prison system is only thinking about money because they don't care the effect it has in people's life when they are sentenced unfairly. The U.S Prison system is unfair, and two of the most important aspects to understand about it are the war on drugs and racism. One important aspect of the U.S Prison system is the war on drugs and how they go to jail for an unreasonable amount of time for having a small amount of drugs on them and when they have to go to prison it affects the prisoner's family.
First of all, the Rococo style was born in France and reflected the tastes of European autocracy. Its key features were ornamental delicacy, intimacy, and playful elegance. While on the other hand, the Neoclassic style was free of frivolous ornamentation. It states, “its interior consisted of clean and rectilinear walls, soberly accented with engaged columns..” (Fiero, 188).
The poems Childhood, by Margaret Walker, Father, by Edgar Albert Guest, and History Lesson,by Natasha Trethewey, all contain a similar aspect, which is that the narrators are looking back on parts of their childhood and remembering how their lives were never perfect. Childhood’s narrator looks back on a past where everyone around them was poor and generally had to mine to survive. We know this because of the first 6 lines, talking about the red miners. We also know that it was a rural area, given the 7th and 8th lines. Such a past seems pretty bleak for everyone who lived there.
In the poem, My Papa’s Waltz, the speaker, Theodore Roethke, writes about a father and son waltzing. Further investigation suggests there is more going on than a waltz. The poet utilizes figure of speech and a negative toned vocabulary throughout the poem. Thus, alleviating the reader of the harsh truth of an abusive relationship whilst never dehumanizing the father.
In the words of Martin Luther King Jr., “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they would not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character” (I Have a Dream speech ). Even today, African Americans are still treated unequally among other races. For example, African-Americans have a hard time finding a job such as not being qualified because of the color of their skin. As well, just because the color of their skin it has hurt some African-Americans for their future plans. Furthermore one of the biggest problems now and then African-Americans are treated unfair with police officers.