In the various literature studied this semester in ELA A30 there are numerous criteria for deciding Canadian identity. The poem “I am a Canadian” by Duke Redbird mentions many Canadian identities. The quote “I’m a lobster fisherman in Newfoundland. I’m a clambake in P.E.I.” describes the uniqueness of each province. The maritime provinces are involved in fishery while the prairie provinces are rich in resources such as wheat. Different regions have their own identity and their unique identity makes up Canada as a whole. There are things that Canadian enjoys “I’m a clown in Quebec during carnival. I’m a mass in the cathedral of St. Paul. I’m a hockey game in the forum”. These things that Canadian take part in make them distinct from other countries.
Born ten years after the death of Walt Whitman, there was no possible way for Langston Hughes to ever meet or communication with Whitman, but that did not mean Hughes could not establish a connection to him, or at least his work. In 1925, Hughes wrote a poem titled “I, Too” was inspired by and directed in response to the poem “I Hear America Singing”, which was composed by Whitman much earlier. Whitman’s poem consisted of a variety of different American laborers who “sing” as they do their jobs. This well-known poem never specifically addresses the ethnicity of these singing laborers of the American population, but Hughes sets about to rectify that omission.
The poems “I hear America Singing” and “I, Too” have different perspectives on the American lifestyle in the 1800s compared to the 1900s. When reading the poems it is obvious that the poem “I, Too” is replying to “I hear America Singing” because Hughes’s poem matches in accordance with Whitman’s opinion. The poems are similar while also having challenging views that contradict each other in terms of tone, position in society, and discrimination.
In the poem "I Hear America Singing" by Walt Whitman, the reader envisions a country of people working for the greater good of mankind. These people come together as part of the whole society developing industry and production. Each person has a different occupation, but each job is important to the bigger picture. The bigger picture and theme being that of a country in which everyone is working together to create a successful and harmonious civilization.
Our historical past has put an effect on all of us.immigrants,whites and blacks.being put in the back of a bus seperated from outher races and kicked out restaurants.It has put different perspectives on some people.walt witman was and white man that wrote an poem about how he saw america in his eyes “I Hear America Singing”.langston hueghs has also writen a poem about how he seen america in his eyes “Let America Be America Again”. Their poems were written with a different perspective on America.
I love this passage from the selection because it says how you Shouldn’t judge people by their cover because on the inside they might be the person you never thought they’d be. This passage Also says that everyone should deserve the best just like America thinks Maxon deserved to have someone to love in his life Even Though America thought
“An athlete silently protests during the national anthem. People respond with taunts of "traitor," "you're a disgrace" and "leave our country!" Are these angry tweets aimed at National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem?”said by writers Lonnie Bunch and David Skorton.Due to half of the 49ers team kneeling during the National Anthem 49ers fans are burning their jerseys due to the refusal of the players to stand during the National Anthem.Many fans are outraged and boycotting National football because of the fact that football players are disrespecting the flag by kneeling during the National Anthem.The reason players should stand for the National Anthem is because the United States Flag stands for the individuality and
The American Dream is a concept that has been of a part of people’s lives and ideals for many decades. We all want the opportunity to become a success, to prosper and to live life to the fullest. In Derrick Harrell’s Cotton, even though he shares the wonder of the American Dream, he realizes that he cannot escaped his family and his upbringing. He will become like his parents and grandparents to an extent. The question is can one have the American Dream and individuality or are we all just a copy of generations before.
Being blessed to be raised in America I was not exposed to all danger, slavery, and human trafficking that goes on around the rest of the world, and all the divisions that those things may cause. It wasn’t until I got into my high school years where my eyes were really opened to all the division that we ourselves have in America. Through the division there are the people who try to divide us more and there are the people who see the division and try to do what they can to bring a community or class together. Luckily, in America we are all free to do go about this in our own matter and deal with the injustice in the ways we think suitable. Sitting down for the flag shows disrespect, but no matter how America fails, the people should continue
Louise E. Jefferson, her father was a calligrapher for the United States Treasury taught her his craft. During the Harlem Renaissance, Jefferson attended the School of Fine Arts at Hunter College in New York where she became an active member of the artist community. In 1935, she joined Augusta Savage, Aaron Douglas, Selma Burke, Gwendolyn Bennett, and Jacob Lawrence as a founding member of the Harlem Artists Guild.
In the book The Elite, America faces several struggles with herself. One of those struggles was deciding who she would rather spend the rest of her life with Maxon. Or Aspen.Throughout the story America had several mixed thoughts about who she was in love with. One day she would be head over heals for Maxon. And the next day she would be in love with Aspen. America also had several thoughts about quitting The Selection.
The two poems, “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman, and “Let America Be America Again” by Langston Hughes, can be cross-analyzed to display several similarities and differences. Although the styles of the poems differ; they both contain similar literary devices such as imagery and metaphor. In addition, the poems seem to communicate with each other when placed side by side. In other words, “Let America Be America Again,” may be read as a response to “I Hear America Singing.” The American Dream is explored in both poems and yet it is only present in “I Hear America Singing,” while missing and longed for in “Let America Be America Again.”
Nationalism is defined as a patriotic feeling, principle, or effort. In many countries, common workers display a sense of pride in their country through their manual labor. In “Chicago” by Carl Sandburg and “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman, parallel structure is employed to establish the connection between grit and spirit in order to convey a tone of pride within the American worker.
Hard headed 17 year old, America singer is the main character in the book “The Selection” by Kiera Cass. Throughout the book you discover all different kinds of traits that she has and how much she uses them.