Literature about the Sinking of the Titanic Essay

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The Literature about the Titanic

The Titanic sunk April 14, 1912 after crashing into an iceberg. More than 1,500 lives were lost. The sinking of the Titanic made a great impact in history. It was thought to be the fastest ship and to be unsinkable. Although the sinking of the Titanic was so long ago, lots of literature has been written about the ship. Three pieces of literature are a poem by David R. Slavitt entitled “Titanic”, a folk song published by Carl Sandburg in a book named The America Songbag entitled “De Titanic” and an essay on the James Cameron film, Titanic by Katha Pollitt entitled “Women and Children First.” The literature written at the time of the sinking is different in content from that written much
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The meaning of this sentence is that people died but only a few were first class because they were the majority put on the life boats.

Next, the folk song published by Carl Sandburg “De Titanic” is a song whose content is very different from a song that you maybe use to hearing or singing. However, what made this different was how it was pronounced. An example of this would be “De rich folks ‘cided to take a trip.” As you see, reading this may come as a difficulty to some. This folk song has eight stanzas. Although the pronunciation of the song is different, it is found that if you change the misspelled/pronounced words to those of the regular English language, you will find that it is a mistake in the song “On de fifteenth day of May nineteen-twelve” this is referring that the ship sunk on May 15. This is totally wrong because the “Titanic” actually sunk on April 14.

Lastly, an essay on the James Cameron film “Titanic” by Katha Pollitt entitled “Women and Children First” was about how unreal the move seemed in her point of view. Ms. Pollitt found several things wrong with the movie in the way that things were different from how things would had actually been in 1912. An good explanation of this would be probably because the movie was made in modern times which was the year of 1997. However, I do also agree with Ms. Pollitt, the movie may had been even better if it was more realistic to the way things actually were. For example…