Blue Collar Workers

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\“No, we’re not hiring today,” (Levine 21). This familiar statement has been heard by several job-seeking Americans at one time or another. Many of which are seeking “blue collar” employment in factories, construction, sanitation, etc. The blue collar worker has been the influence behind many themes within American literature. Authors such as B.H. Fairchild, Philip Levine, and Dorianne Laux capture these critical messages and themes in their poetry by using varying degrees of literary elements and techniques such as diction, sentence structure, and imagery. B.H. Fairchild, the son of a lathe operator, was able to identify with the working class in his poetry due to his personal experience. In analyzing three of B.H. Fairchild’s poems a general
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