Audie Murphy, decorated WWII veteran and Hollywood star, will appear at the Santa Rosa County Veterans Memorial Plaza on Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 19:00 to read his poem Freedom Flies in Your Heart Like an Eagle. Audie Murphy is the most decorated World War II combat soldier and Medal of Honor recipient (Audie Murphy Research Foundation). He was decorated with 33 awards for his superior fighting skills and gallantry on the battlefield, killing over 240 enemy soldiers and receiving awards from France and Belgium (Audie Murphy Research Foundation).
This poem is a great poem. The author tries to tell us that people can live their lives in many different ways but death is absolute and inevitable no matter what one does or where one goes. Even if it goes unnoticed, it cannot be
Even though Children’s literature is mainly directed towards children, it can also apply to teens. The book Unlovable by Dan Yaccarino is a good example of this. Unlovable illustrates how real world connections can be made to teens using a children’s book. The book is about a pug named Alfred that thinks he is unlovable due to some of the neighborhood pets telling him mean things. He then talks to a new dog, Rex, through a fence who quickly becomes his friend. Alfred is then scared that Rex isn’t going to like him if he knows what he looks like; Alfred lies about his breed so Rex wouldn’t think he was unlovable too. Alfred and Rex finally meet and they look the exact same. Rex likes Alfred just the way he is and they become best friends. Alfred finally realizes that he is enough and feels lovable.
She mingles the personal with the public in order to share the experience with her readers and therefore truly express their feelings. “I think that my putting myself in my poetry is me saying to my readers and my listeners “I’m willing to stand here and be as vulnerable as perhaps I am making others and situations vulnerable in my work. I have to be willing to do that” (Finney, “Interview with: Nikky Finney.”).
Football, like many sports, can be very unpredictable. You may think your receiver is wide open, but once you throw the ball they could be covered by an opponent and the ball could get intercepted. Just like many encounters you have in life, Sports can show themes of struggle and conflict. You many think some options or answers will work, but in the end, they may not. The poem "In the Pocket" by James Dickey, talks about a quarterback in the middle of a football game trying to find players to pass to. In the end all of his options were unavailable and he got sacked. This poem shows an emphasis on not only football but also friendship, war and, depression.
Discrimination has plagued the world since the beginning of time and continues to happen today. People can be discriminated against simply for looking different or following different customs. It has been implemented by governments throughout history, but it has also been practiced individually. “In Response to Executive Order 9066” and “Legal alien” are two poems that discuss the topic of discrimination.
The poem, “Eating Together” by Kim Addonizio is about a woman observing a friend at a restaurant. Not only is her friend eating, but she is also slowly dying. There is a hidden message behind the poem to convey a certain message. Kim Addonizio uses tone, personification, word choice, and description to get the message across to the readers. While there are a plethora of tools, restrictions, and conventions for making a poem, a variety of genres can incorporate a similar message.
How would you feel if someone could control what you were thinking? In “The Feed” written by M.T Anderson, everyone living in the community had a feed in their brain that was controlled by one large organization. Violet, the main character, suffers through a malfunction in her feed that changes the way she sees her society. Most people’s opinions can be changed when they have experienced the benefits and the disadvantages of something. Since Violet is aware of how life is with and without the feed, she becomes hesitant to believing that her community is being run efficiently. She realizes how her feed affects everything she does and how without it, she would be incapable. Based on her experiences, thoughts, and actions, I can infer that Violet
Before the Holocaust, Europe had about 9.5 million Jews. Marc states, "About six million Jews were murdered" In the year 1933, Adolf Hitler, became the leader of Germany, He believed that the Germans were racially superior convinced Germany to declare WWII all over Europe and controlled most of the countries in Europe. Although Hitler had Country's occupied by Nazi Germans, the Country, why was the holocaust one of the tragic events that has happened in history? It was the mass murdered and destruction of Jews. Till this day people are in shock that so many lives were shattered during a time-period. most Jews were killed until 1939 was in Poland about 91 percent of Jewish people were slaughtered and tortured, that is approximately
To This Day is a Poem/short story by Shane Koyczan. It is about bullying and the lifelong effects it has on people. Shane tells the story of many people and how they reacted, and responded to being bullied. Within the text we see the effects of being bullied and this theme was shown as a spoken word poem. It is amazing the way he captures the different emotions and it really makes you reflect on life and how valuable other people are.
The poem A Step Away From Them by Frank O’Hara has five stanzas written in a free verse format with no distinguishable rhyme scheme or meter. The poem uses the following asymmetrical line structure “14-10-9-13-3” while using poetic devices such as enjambment, imagery, and allusion to create each stanza.
On Friday, March 3, 2017, the students at Montevallo High School had a special speaker visit. His name is Jesse Jackson. The name sounds familiar because Jackson worked closely with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. Jesse Jackson was born on October 8, 1941 in Greenville, South Carolina. When his mother was sixteen he was born out of wedlock to professional boxer and well-known figure in the black community, Noah Louis Robinson. However, when his mother married, he was adopted by Charles Henry Jackson, his step father. During high school he experienced segregation and Jim Crow laws. After high school he attended the University of Illinois on a football scholarship. He then transferred to North Carolina A&T. At North Carolina A&T he became involved in local civil rights protests. He then attended Chicago Theological Seminary but dropped out to focus directly on the Civil Rights Movement. He worked closely with MLK Jr. and was even present when he was shot. After the assassination he made is his own Civil Rights operation named People United to Serve Humanity. He ran for president twice. Needless to say, he is a very remarkable and astounding man.
These poems belongs to a topic which is quite devastating in most ways.This thing causes lots of people to die,to end their pain called life.This traumizing event is called sucicide.Suciside is a very hard thing for an adult to go through but imagine a child because one in every one hundred thousand kids think of sucicide or actually does it but when you are a teenager the risk goes up by quite a bit.Seven out of one hundred thousand kids fall under the influence of this epidemic but it gets even worse when your a young adult it becomes 12.7 percentage of people also have it but sadly these aren 't the ones who recover sadly these are the people who have tried or have ended their pain.
The name Erin Hanson is one many have not heard. The young poets ideas spread confidence, self love, and acceptance. Her young age allows her to connect with her audience in ways many her fellow poets can not. For example in her poem non-officially titled “People are not poetry” Hanson covers the many struggles of being human. However; instead of focusing on the negative, she turns the spotlight on accepting what makes each one of us different. This interesting turn makes for some fascinating works of literature and life lessons. Style and tone, symbolism, and metaphorical language communicate embracing individualism in Erin Hanson's poetry.
In this essay I have been asked to choose one of the twelve sections from ‘Staying Alive ‘and discuss why I believe it to be the most effective. It is clear that section 9 ‘War and Peace’ is the most effective. War poetry is harsh and to the point. It is filled with gruesome images and vivid descriptions of war time. The poems in this section will resonate with you for a lifetime. .Most poetry of this genre is based around the topic of World War One and World War Two. But also around other famous wars in history such as the American Civil War and Troubles in Northern Ireland. This poetry contains messages of hatred towards war and towards the idea of war. This section includes poetry of very famous poets who not only were alive during the war but some of whom also