After reading the article Can We Talk by Deborah Tannen I agree with her on her statements.Where she says "When a men and woman interpret the same interchange in such conflicting ways, it`s no wonder they can find themselves leveling angry charges of selfishness and obstinacy at each other ". The reason i believe in this is my husband and I have these all the time.
The essay Be Specific by Natalie Goldberg was an essay thats main point to me was respect. Respect is something that every individual deserves. A synopsis of what respect means to me all leads back to the golden rule, treat others as you want to be treated. The example that Natalie used that was the most realistic to me was when she said "Hey, girl, get in line.". Many people in today 's world do not take the time to use names it is always hey you, dude, bro, girl, and so the list goes on; as a result our generation is known for being disrespectful in regards to previous years. Although, in today 's society disrespect is more common that is not the case for everyone. Respect is something that people have or they do not; it is mainly taught
In the personal narrative poem “Gate 4-A,” written by Naomi Shihab Nye, the narrator goes to the aid of an elderly Palestinian woman in the Albuquerque Airport, who is in worriment and distress. The Palestinian woman doesn’t understand English and becomes hysterical when she thinks that her flight for an important medical treatment was cancelled altogether.
“There’s never been equality for me, nor freedom in this homeland of the free.” America never was America to me! Both poems were written about the American Dream and how it benefited some people, while not so much for other people and the two poets wrote about how America seemed at the time they were living.
Getting cared for may be the best thing that you could wish off. But caring for each other can also bring happiness. Through time and difficulties you face, it can create or enforce your relationships. In the story “Gate A-4”, Naomi Shihab Nye was wandering through the airport terminal after she got informed that her flight had been delayed, until she hears an announcement saying, "anyone in the vicinity of gate A-4 that understands Arabic, please go to the gate." The theme starts to develop as Naomi decides to help the Palestinian lady in her own time, throughout the time they spend together, they start to create a relationship. The story shows that caring for each other can help you find happiness and create relationships. Caring for each other can also find happiness in life. Naomi and the Palestinian lady small act of kindness also encourages and influences us to care for each other.
Poetry is a way for people to express who they are, what they are feeling, and things that make them who they are in the piece of literature. Someone who comes to mind to some people is Emily Dickinson. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was not a famous poet in her time. She wrote a lot poems, but only a few were made popular during her lifetime. Dickinson had only a few of her poems published while she was alive. She did not get the recognition she deserved or see the rest of her work become published. Dickinson is one of the most important people in literature. Her poems changed a lot of people by making them feel emotions. Some people think it was just a girl writing her feelings down and that is what she did to most to most of her poems but what
Natasha Trethewey, undoubtedly one of the most well-known southern modern contemporary poets often expresses her feelings of poetry, stating, “I think there is a poem out there for everyone, to be an entrance into the poetry and a relationship with it” (LeGro). Trethewey began writing as a child, and uses poetry to convey an untold story from her culture.
Emily Dickinson was a poet from Massachusetts who became well known after her death. From a young age, she aspired to one day become a poet. Her poems were always meant to tell the truth, however, the truth could easily become distorted. She was credited for having “...brought about a revolution in American poetry.” (Salem Press 285). It was the world around her and her relationships that influenced her writing the most. Whether it was her history or what other people thought about her, her views on her own poetry led Emily Dickinson to become one of the most outstanding poets of her time, one that would change the world.
I believe that Phillis Wheatley’s intent in writing “On being Brought from Africa to America” was conscious. I believe that she was fully aware about what she’s writing. I say that because on line 4 “Once I redemption neither sought nor knew.” she writes from her personal experience by using “I” in her poetry. She talks about her own experience on brought to America as a slave. The write starts her poetry by describing how lucky she was to be brought to America from Africa. She goes on and tells us about how Christianity bought her the peace which she didn’t even knew she needed in her life. The second part of the poetry takes a little twist where writer changes from the first person view to the third person view. We know that because she switched
Race is man-made, because there is only one race in this world: the human race. American was built on the immigrants that came into this country in search of the “American Dream”, the dream of cultural freedom, the dream of freedom of speech and the freedom of being able to be who you are. American is known as the melting pot where everyone can live at piece with each other, yet racism lives on in America; racism toward Muslims. This racism has been happening for a very long time but has increased since the terrorists attack on the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001, better known as 9/11. This is a very historic attack and not only changed the fact that the Twin Towers is no longer standing but it has changed America as a whole. Islamophobia has begun as well as the violence and verbal attack on Muslims. In the poem First Writing Since the speaker, Suheir Hammad, elaborates on the feeling that she withholds internally since the
The poem, “Guidelines,” by Lisa Suhair Majaj, was written in 2009: during the War on Iraq. While vital details such as the identity of the speaker and the setting of the poem are omitted, one key feature is included; the speaker, or at least the person being spoken to, is Arab. This is noted in the initial stanza and is an essential detail in the remainder of the poem. The tone of the poem is set from an early stanza; while an important topic is being discussed, sarcasm and humor, mixed with ubiquitous ambiguity, are sure to be present. This poem is an attempt to portray a sense of peace and subsequent comfort during times of hate directly related to the idea that everyone who resembles the appearance of a Middle Eastern individual is a terrorist.
Brave Sandra Ybarra exposing the mismanaging of HUD. The young lady savvy, style, and simple tells the truth. We are grateful for Sandra, Scott, and never mind the Common Council who have sunk low. A warm note to Scott about Sariah Law which resembles hard core democrat socialist. I observed the protest and noticed people who have been dumb down and domesticated would easily conform to Sariah Law under the correct environment and leaders. Instead of protesting read and understand the topic and examine how your freedom and persona marginalized and mitigated on a collective unconsciousness
Both Authors Flannery O’Connor and Naomi Shahab Nye have contributed greatly in the literature field through short but creative narratives. Through the narratives, “Good Country People by O’Connor and “Blood” by Naomi, they have pointed out and provided resolutions to some of the daily challenges of humanity such as the various kinds of conflicts. Both the short narrative by O’Connor and the poem by Naomi strongly reflect the theme of conflict although at different angles and intensities. While O’Connor deals with human relational conflicts of interest, Naomi’s poem centers on passive conflicts between races and countries. Categorically, they both use various literary techniques such as imagery,
Sylvia Plath is considered to be one of the most significant female poets known not only to Americans but also to the whole world. Her death in 1963, followed by an unfortunate and short life did not end her input and influence inliterature, she became an icon to the female literary society. Sylvia's outstanding style of writing and themes which she portrayed in her works such as death, seeking for an identity or oppression on women in a patriarchal society began the feminist movementin America and changed the role of women. This topic is of a great importance because they way that Sylvia Plath was expressing her feelings and showing her negative view on a patriarchal society and oppression on women was a giant leap in the world of a women's liberation movement.
In the late 1800s, Arab American literature began to emerge in the USA. The Arabs arrived in North America as immigrants. Moreover, they settled in cities such as New York and Boston and they wrote in newspapers about political and sectarian events in the Middle East. Khalil Gibran, Ameen Rihani and others formed the Pen League and they introduced the Mahjar school of Arab-American writing. Their objective was to create bridges between East and West and create philosophical meeting points between Arab and American ideologies. They used many poetic lines from both east and west to build bridges between the two worlds. ( Majaj, “Arab –American Literature: Origins and Developments” ) Some features of Arab American literature are: asserting