5.02 Jordi Avila reading poetry

5.02 Jordi Avila reading poetry - ±hey hear ±hey all hear...

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5.02 Jordi Avila In the poem "On the Pulse of Morning" by Maya Angelou touches on the topic of cultural diversity within the American people. I believe that her poem states the fact that we all aren’t as different as we think we are. Also states the fact that we shouldn’t judge each other because we think we are different but to try and build some sort of relationship with our differences. Maya Angelou’s poem is about how cultural difference is known for being “bad” but in reality it can actually help bring people together. In the poem they symbolize peace and wisdom by talking about rocks, trees, and rivers. As said in the poem: “So say the Asian, the Hispanic, the Jew The African, the Native American, the Sioux, The Catholic, the Muslim, the French, the Greek The Irish, the Rabbi, the Priest, the Sheik, The Gay, the Straight, the Preacher, The privileged, the homeless, the Teacher.
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Unformatted text preview: ±hey hear. ±hey all hear ±he speaking of the ±ree.” “±hey hear the ³rst and last of every ±ree. Speak to humankind today. Come to me, here beside the River. Plant yourself beside the River". ±his quote from the poem states that we shouldn’t be so outrageous and sel³sh to one another and to basically stop the hatred towards someone who is diFerent. Maya Angelou’s poem talks about the current problems in the country with all the cultural diFerence. "Is lost in the gloom of dust and ages." and "History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced, with courage, need not be lived again." With these quotes from the poem you can infer that if we face the problems head on now, then it would then be solved and it would just be a clearer and just overall a be´er environment to be a part of....
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