Johnson's Speech

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Johnson refers to a situation when she was attending an Olympic event and everyone was invited to join in for singing the National Anthem. Part of the National Anthem lyrics is; "bomb bursting in air" where she was singing it and replayed a bitter memory of her friend’s child, who was diagnosed with brain tumor and going through tough times. Her Johnson saying that “There was something strange, so they did more tests… a brain tumor. Now her parents were hurriedly learning a new vocabulary CAT scans, glioma, pediatric neurosurgery, and frontal lobe. A bomb had exploded in their midst, and, like troops under attack, they were rallying in response (Johnson 227). She refers to “bombs” figuratively, where everyday life is filled with joy and tragedies

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