Analysis Of The Poem 'Personal Letter No 3' By Sonia Sanchez

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When someone well respected that was of the group - least likely to be respected how do people react ? When someones making a change by doing the simple things she loves , how do people react ? When an African american woman from Birmingham , Al starts paving ways and changing a close-minded society who doesn’t value her “kind” , through her writing how do you react? Would you show respect? Sonia Sanchez , An African American woman , who paved new ways , who inspired billions of african americans to stand up , to love themselves , and to always strive for more when given less. Through her extraordinary books , poems and plays , Sonia Sanchez not only changed how african americans view themselves but how soon the world would see them. …show more content…
In her poem - Personal Letter NO.3 , Sonia expresses her theme of aging and how we as people tend to cling on to our youth because we are afraid to get old using figurative and literal meanings. We fail to grasp who we are and be true to ourselves , so we try to be something we could never be which sonia expresses in the poem with the line “ We are what we are what we never think we are . No more wild geo graphies of the flesh …. It is a hard thing to admit that sometimes after midnight I am tired of it all” The emotions from the poem are a sense of reality , it makes you not only as a reader but as an outsider looking in realize that being old is inevitable. The style of the poem is exhausted , the syntax of the poem being broken up , lazy and inconsistent coincides with theme of the amount of work it takes to be someone you’re not. Events that could have inspired the poem was the background of the authors life , her environment and those around her. …show more content…
Through her struggles from early life and her environment growing up she was able to put a voice to those unheard. Being that she could relate , her poems were stronger in touching those she was reaching out to. Sonia Sanchez to me , is extraordinary . When reading her poems I feel influenced to make a change through my art , doing what I love to make a difference. I want to stimulate the minds of everyone to end racism and different discriminatory factors in

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