Analysis of "Facing it" by Yusef Komunyakaa Cruel and terrible events forever leave a mark on our memory. Especially, when these events are directly related to person, the memory reproduces every second of what happened. Unfortunately, humanity fully cognized the term of "war". "Facing it" by Yusef Komunyakaa reveals another several sides of the war. Poem tells the reader about which consequences, the war left and how changed people's lives. The hero identifies itself with the Vietnam Veterans
Poetry Analysis Fifty-eight thousand Americans were killed, two thousand captured, and three hundred fifty thousand maimed and wounded in Vietnam. 271,000 veterans of the Vietnam War may still have post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and for many veterans, the PTSD symptoms are only getting worse with time. Yusef Komunyakaa was born in Louisiana, he served as a war correspondent and was the managing editor of the Southern Cross during the war, for which he received a bronze star. 'Facing It'
Poetry Analysis on “Facing It” Veterans are more susceptible to the memories of war, pain, suffering, and death. Memorials such as the Vietnam Memorial bring back many memories for veterans when they view these memorials. Those memories can attack the mind, and cause a veteran to feel vulnerable. Many veterans can only associate those memorials with the pain, suffering, and death that they had seen while at war. Yusef Komunyakaa expresses the pain that is felt within war veterans when they remember
Mammals: The Analysis of How to Make it in Society Connected by the delicate branches of the tree that sprouted from the constantly expanding lineage of the Mammalian family, the hedgehog and the armadillo are also separated by millions of years of evolution. The choice in animals for the poems did not fall under the laws of natural selection, they were hand selected to represent the separate, yet connected underlying messages. Paul Muldoon, author of “Hedgehog”, and Yusef Komunyakaa, author of “Night
According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, political is defined as a situation that “relates to the government or the public arrangements and rulings for a country” (“political”). Political can also be viewed as the means and processes in which a country is able to govern their citizens and for them to do same for the government. The political agenda can relate to the lives of an individual person when it impedes on their natural rights. This can seen in many cases where a personal experience or condition
intricately networked into her writing that it becomes artfully evocative and suggestive. At times the images and symbols become very private and then the readers are teased into guessing and coming to their own meanings. Meena Alexander’s achingly spare poetry is precise, intense and critically self-conscious. She employs very few words to create highly abstract metaphors. She then evokes these time and time again with the subtlest and barest of references, to weave along with other metaphorical imagery