An Analysis Of First Writing Since By Suheir Hammad
Affirm life. (102-106)
The author repeats “Affirm life” to put emphasis on the sense of a positive meaning towards life. To treat everyone better, spread positive energy, and conclude that everyone will be okay. Through these lines, Hammad gives the reader a sense of her peacekeeping attitude, and that regardless of how people treat her, she will show respect and keep a positive attitude towards her life.
Suheir Hammad shared her experience of the collapse of the twin towers through her powerful poem “First Writing Since”. An event that occurred over a decade ago but left a lifelong impact on people. On people like Hammad, who suffered the blame and became victim of racial discrimination that is still present in today’s time. Nevertheless, she and many others still fight for peace in their countries and of others. Regardless of what is thrown their way they do not keep quiet. Hammad expressed her fears and worries regarding herself, her family, and her people, and her emotions of anger yet not have the will to kill, something not everyone possess. Perhaps the increased Islamophobia was planned to cover up the dirty work of white