Analysis Of The Movie ' Bullet The Blue Sky ' And ' Minority '

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“Bullet the Blue Sky” and “Minority Poem” are two poems which utilize figurative language, such as metaphors, similes, and symbols to artistically illustrate how minorities and third-world nations are treated by the United States and/or its government. “Bullet the Blue Sky,” written by the band U2, elucidates how the United States government employs deception and war to coerce foreign nations into adopting its political beliefs. Specifically, it elaborates on the journey of the protagonist, Bono, who has experienced firsthand the unnecessary devastation and destruction caused in foreign countries by the United States military. “Minority Poem,” written by Win Tek Lum, addresses racial discrimination, explaining how the majority group, Caucasian-Americans, discriminate or ignore minorities residing in the United States. Lum symbolizes the United States as an apple pie. He figuratively communicates how the majority group, Caucasian-Americans, discriminate against minorities by utilizing an example of how a cook discriminates against apple peels. He repeatedly implies throughout his poem that Caucasian-Americans view minorities as invisible or unwanted. Both of these poets utilize powerful figurative language and poetic techniques, such as metaphors, similes, and symbols, to illustrate how the United States and/or its government negatively treats minorities and citizens of third-world nations. “Bullet the Blue Sky” employs figurative language, such as symbols, metaphors, and…

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