In this poem, America by Tony Hoagland, tells about the way people in America live. Also comparing America to a prison. And tells us the lifestyle we live in America. Which is more important for society to have money in your pocket is more important than anything else. One of the real society is consumerism. Furthermore, try to express that consumerism and big business are robbing Americans. Another thing is that you are a materialist qualify and now a day for what you have. Not by human quality and that affects society. It comments on the value system that puts money ahead of everything and yet does not bring happiness. The poem allows to see the unnecessary amount of consuming in America.