A Brief Note On Depression And Its Effects On American Society

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According to www.adaa.org about 15 million Americans suffer from depression. The ability to think positively is essential in the average american’s life. Although life has its many ups and downs it is important to stay positive through them all. “As a man thinketh so is he” (Proverbs 23:7). Additionally, this quote from the bible also portrays the idea that if positive thinking can help lead you to success and a life full of happiness. Therefore, if you think positive about the so called negative aspects of life then you will be happy, and happiness leads to success. Being black in America today is not nearly as difficult as it was in the past. Although in present times there are many different forms of prejudices, but it is not as public…show more content…
So to no surprise, women are often portrayed as being weaker than males, but Giovanni refutes these past assumptions in her poem. Giovanni uses imagery and a hyperbole to exemplify the power of the women. The woman is so powerful that she is allowed to “sit on the throne... with Allah” and when she “got she sent an ice age to Europe.” Commonly, there are many different names for God and Allah is the Arabic word of God so what Giovanni is saying is that the woman is the most powerful creature after God. Furthermore, Giovanni is that they are not weak and powerless in fact, they are a lot more powerful than they society portrays them to be. Right on time in the 1920 's and 1930 's there was another time that moved around, The Harlem Renaissance. The Harlem Renaissance was a dynamic and academic blossoming that developed another time in the African American people group. Moreover, this time was loaded with ability, inventiveness, and mind that changed the United States and whatever is left of the world so far as that is concerned. Through all the innovativeness and the music of this time verse still prospered with many individuals communicating their contemplations on paper. While verse was a huge piece of the Renaissance, two prominent artists are Langston Hughes and Countee Cullen. Both of these writers have ballads of bounty, however there are two that emerge: "I Too Sing America" by Langston Hughes and Incident by Countee

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