Unformatted text preview: a country like Iraq, it may not be as safe as we once thought. In addition, Ginsberg enlightens the readers that Americans should be scared, not only for their safety but for their futures. He writes, “Asia is rising against me. I haven’t got a chinaman’s chance.” This is becoming more evident as it has been discovered that China will soon become the number one English speaking country. If one word were to be changed in the poem “America,” such as “I” to “we” I am convinced that the message would be stronger. This can be proven by the following statement, “It's true we don't want to join the Army or turn lathes in precision parts.” “We” sounds powerful and authoritative. However, it would be inaccurate for Ginsberg to generalize all American’s beliefs and grouping them together with the word “we.”...
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- Spring '08
- English, English-language films, Lord's Prayer, Allen Ginsberg