In order to enjoy and appreciate the content of this poems it is important to discuss what it means, where it takes place and what it tells about Perdomo’s life. The Puerto Rican author starts the poem saying, even though she does not have a job Mami still works hard (Perdomo 2002). Maybe it sounds contradictory it, but it summarizes the lives of thousands of housewives that work truly hard to raise her kids and to maintain her family together. Perdomo explains how hard a mother works and how difficult her life is. The author particularizes the fact that mothers work educating their kids and killing cockroaches that could represent the temptations of life.
September 11, 2001 is a day no normal civilian was expecting to happen. It was a day that was able to change the world forever. This was the day that terrorists attacked the United States hijacking four airplanes, crashing them into Americas most prestige buildings, and taking the lives of innocent people. Days after these attacks conspiracy theories began to surface. Many people believed the 9/11 conspiracy theories to be true, and the government knew or had planned that an attack was going to go down on this day.
The morning of Tuesday September 11, 2011 is one of the biggest tradgies of all time. On this specific day four airlines were hijacked by an Islamic group that goes by the name al-Qaeda. The attacks took the lives of 2,996 innocent people, injured nearly 6,000 people, and caused at least $10 billion in infracture and property damage. These attacks, also known as the 9/11 attacks, will forever be remebered as one of the most horrific days for so many people around this world. Initally, al-Qaeda considered targeting nuclear power plants on 9/11, but decided to go against it because they feared it would get too out of control.
Terrorist campaigns were climbing in decades prior to 9/11. A group of terrorists attacked New York’s World Trade Center on February 26, 1993. The aim of this attack was to drive two bomb loaded trucks into the basement of a building to bring down both of the towers of the World Trade Center. The mission was not accomplished, but the attack did kill six people. The organizer of this attack was Ramzi Yousef, whose uncle went on to be the operational commander of the attack at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Even though there was a major amount of terror, there is still hope from the day September 11th, 2001. Rafat “RJ” Khalaf, was five years old when the twin towers were crushed. He was so confused as he watched his mother cry, while holding his newborn baby brother. “Why were people on the news saying that Muslims were doing these terrible things?” he thought. He respected America, and he loved it, but America didn’t love him back.
The terrorist attacks on 9/11 have caused many debates over the years since they occurred back in 2001. Two American planes were hijacked and ran into the twin tower buildings, another was hijacked and headed for the pentagon, but thankfully never made it. Thousands of Americans lost their lives on the days of the attacks and to this day the sorrow hangs with us. Security was a huge debate of the time because America is supposed to be the safest nation there is, so how did this happen? America had lots of changes to make the attacks on September 11, 2001.
3/18/2018 Uncoiling Written by: Pat Mora in 1942 I found this poem in my text book: Prentice Hall: Literature, Grade 9, Part 2, Common Core Edition, on page 613. From reading the poem Uncoiling, by Pat Mora, I gathered from the information that it’s a Mexican American woman who is doing some type of spiritual dance. it is also possible that she may posses some type of magic, and the storm is coming from the dance and magic she is performing. I even get the impression that it could be a Native Spirit, it just depends on how you look at the poem through different eyes. The author had a great way of showing her feelings in her poetry writing.
Everyone has a Story Can one imagine a world where people undergo such insanity, that they willingly go on suicide plane missions? Neither could the United States before September 11, 2001. The 9/11 terrorists attacks, lead by an Islamic group al-Qaeda, devastated the country. This group so heavily believed in their religion, that they wanted to create an independent Muslim State. The tragic event of 9/11 impacted everyone in the United States, whether or not they were present at the terrorists site of attack.
The death of more than 3000 people had left the country scarred for years to come. September 11, 2001 was a defining moment, not just for America but for the world at large. The attacks that were claimed by the Islamic radical organisation “Al-Qaeda” would change the global order of things forever.
Before September 11, 2001, the United States was believed to be a super power. It was considered untouchable. This belief made the idea of a terrorist attack on the U.S. impossible to fathom. At 8:46 am EST, United Airlines flight 175 crashed into the north tower of the Twin Towers in New York City. A total of four commercial planes were hijacked that day by terrorists with kamikaze like intentions.