Monday, November 8, 2010

A Short and Sweet Analysis - Hughes, Sharp, and Parker

In Langston Hughes's, Thank You M'am, a young boy, Roger, tries to snatch a woman's, Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones, purse which to his surprise is so heavy it knocks him off his feet; instead of bringing the boy to jail she takes him to her home and allows him to wash his face and eat a good meal in order to demonstrate that kindness and patients can lead to change, in other words he taught him a lesson about thinking twice upon his actions and that if he wants something to just ask instead of do something that could get him in trouble.

The Poem "It's the Law: A Rap Poem", by S. Pearl Sharp, states ""the laws we make are what we do to each other", which means laws derive from our own actions onto other individuals; if we act less violently and more respectfully towards one another the world would be a better place, we must live by "don't do to me-what you don't want done to you."

The poem "Snapping Beans", by Lisa Parker explains that it is easier to say how you really feel to those who are willing to listen in order to feel better and free yourself from the burdens and worries within; hiding the way you really feel can hurt more than just letting it out.

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