Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Live, Learn, Move on

Langston Hughes’ poem, Thank You, M’am, does two things: through vivid detail tells a story of a young man who progresses from being a boy who would steal to a boy who wants to be trusted and it also teaches the reader a lesson to look at their life and choose wise choices to live your life presentably.

Lisa Parker, in her poem, Snapping Beans, uses an everyday process of (if you haven’t guessed it) snapping beans, to show her desire to have an open communication with her grandma about school and her frustrations are shown through the hard sounding alliteration in the poem which makes the reader think of at those moments a bean was snapped.

It’s the Law: A Rap Poem, is a poem where, S. Pearl Sharp compares the laws which are in effect in America with the actions of Americans and tells them straight out that if they want them to change, then they will have to change their actions, which is the overall message repeated in the end for people to, “Don’t do to me what you don’t want done to you.”

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