Cynthia Kadohata Singing Analysis

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The writers in the unit “America Speaks” all claim a specific version of what it means to be an American. In “Kira-Kira,” by Cynthia Kadohata and in “I Hear America Singing,” by Walt Whitman, the writers both explain what they think it means to be an American. They way that these writers explain what this can be both compared and contrasted. To Cynthia Kadohata, being an American means that you should love and appreciate your country. You should be happy that you are able to live in America. To Walt Whitman, being an American means that you are able to be diverse and be happy at the same time. Both writers believe that you should be happy to be able to live in America.

In “I Hear America Singing,” by Walt Whitman and in “Kira-Kira,” by Cynthia Kadohata, the writers both explain in similar ways what they think it means to be an American. Walt Whitman and Cynthia Kadohata both think that if you are an American, you should be happy to live in America. In “Kira-Kira,” it states that “When I grew older, I used kira-kira to describe everything I liked: the beautiful blue sky, puppies, kittens, butterflies, colored Kleenex.” (Kadohata, 255). Kadohata is explaining how she loves America. She describes many things in America using the word “kira-kira,” meaning “glittering” to show how much she loves America. In “I Hear America Singing,” Whitman explains how much he loves
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In “Kira-Kira,” by Cynthia Kadohata and in “I Hear America Singing,” by Walt Whitman, the writers both explain what they think it means to be an American. Both writers think that it means to be an American that you should be happy that you are able to live in America. Whitman also believes that it means that you all people are equal and everyone has freedom to be an American. Kadohata knows that she has freedom in America. But she doesn’t know if she is considered equal to

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