I Hear America Singing In this poem, Walt Whitman is talking about all of the characteristics that America was founded upon. The people are taking joy in what they do. All the jobs listed are manual labor, they are the jobs that America was built upon.
For my poem analysis assignment, I chose Making History, by Marilyn Nelson, published in 2014. The speaker of this poem is a young child, perhaps in grade school. Upon reading some of Marilyn Nelson’s other works and a bit about her past, we can come to the conclusion that this child is African American, as it focuses upon the African American history, their significant Firsts and the authors childhood. As a child, Nelson was often the only African American child in her classes and she would know the struggles of being an African American girl at the time of the Civil Rights Movement, which supports the idea that this is a young African American girl which is speaking in this poem. The tone of the poem is at first confusion and disagreement,
The Promise of America Within the illustration, the poem by Emma Lazarus, and FDR’s speech the promise of America is shown. Each source has their own take on the promise of America brought to immigrants, but they each have one thing in common, the Statue of Liberty. She brings the immigrants hope in the New World. She is a beacon of peace for the rest of the world. She is a symbol of freedom, being an immigrant herself.
The poem ends with the phrase “in a dream” which suggests strongly that it was all a dream about making African voices heard by Europe. Her poem "distant ties" touches upon mixed identities and environments: Ghana and Berlin. It shows the co-evolution of the biological and environmental genes: my mother 's hands are white i know i don 't know them my mother the hands my father 's hands i know are black i hardly know him my father the hands apart ……………. apart ………
Poetry plays with your mind and feelings at the same time. I identified myself with these two poems and clearly I will say the reason of that. I am Latina and English is my second language. In order for have a brief summary of these poems I would say that “Biligual/Bilingue” by Rhina Espaillat tells us the consequences of blending languages. The author explains the difficulties of have a father that did not allow her to speak both English and Spanish in their house.
Kaitlin Pauli Hour 6 Pabst At the End of Each Frienship, Lonliness Waits Stienback uses setting to symbolize dehumanization, loneliness and loyalty to convey a themes of isolation and how the American Dream isn’t achieveable for everyone. In Mice and Men, Stienback brings to light the reality of discrimination against people of color. For example, Crooks, the stable hand, lives by himself because he is the only black man on the ranch.
merica’s Future “A Rock, A River, A Tree / Hosts to species long since departed, / Marked the mastodon.” (Lines 1-3). Maya Angelou wrote the inaugural poem “On the Pulse of Morning” for Bill Clinton’s new presidency term in 1993. In her poem she starts with the acknowledging that the rocks, rivers, and trees each have seen many generations come and go.
Langston Hughes uses images of oppression to reveal a deeper truth about the way minorities have been treated in America. He uses his poems to bring into question some of Walt Whitman’s poems that indirectly state that all things are great, that all persons are one people in America, which Hughes claims is false because of all the racist views and oppression that people face from the people America. This oppression is then used to keep the minorities from Walt Whitman in his poem, “Song of Myself”, talks about the connection between all people, how we are family and are brothers and sisters who all share common bonds. He says, “ And I know that the spirit of God is the brother of my own,/ And that all the men ever born are also my brothers,
Different cultures, differents communications but as well different emotions, background and history. Those are just a couple of examples of what intercultural communication can consist of and of what it can be driven by. The book A Stranger Among Us is a book written by several authors, where the stories are from different cultural backgrounds. The stories go from politics, to economy, but as well history and medicine for examples.
“Theme for English B” is a poem by Langston Hughes in which a black student who studies in a predominantly white university is given an assignment. The assignment is to write a page that comes from the heart, because that way, according to his instructor, it will be true. In the poem the student constantly tries to tell his instructor through his paper that even though he is black, he does the same things as white people. The student goes to great lengths to try and get his point across to his instructor, which is that even though his skin is black, he is not different than other students in his class.