Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Summing It Up

Langston Hughes’ “Thank You, Ma’am” tells the story of a boy who, in a sense, has his life changed by a complete stranger because instead of punishing him, she opened her house, fed the boy, and gave him money for what he wanted.

S. Pearl Sharp’s “It’s the Law: A Rap Poem” states that a person can lead a virtuous is they simply try to be good people by themselves—laws are always broken and we are the ones that make them; instead of making laws that will be broken we can follow our moral standards and live a good life.

The college student in “Snapping Beans” did not speak of how college truly was, instead she just says that “school’s fine” even though it isn’t—something as college students we have all done, hidden the truth because its much easier to do.

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