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    “E Pluribus Unum”, the motto of the United States of America is sacred and graces the President Seal, but, its theme is lost on the citizens. “E Pluribus Enum”, meaning, “out of many, one” embodies the symbol of unity and inclusiveness amongst the people of our country (Marty). The United States Constitution is designed to protect the political and civil rights of minorities; however, the subtle practice of portraying and stereotyping minorities robs them of these basic freedoms. Negative stereotyping of minority groups by the media has a detrimental effect on the minority community, resulting in racial discrimination and prejudice. Indeed, people rely on the media to educate themselves about current affairs as well as use media as a pathway…

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    life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Which to me means that it 's only possible in American and that, it’s a true blessing to all. The blessing of being able to say what you want and to not be afraid to stand up for what you believe in, and to know that your vote and your voice will be counted. If not always then most of the time. “We hold the truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that there are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among…

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    The American Voice Essay

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    “because in a generous America you don’t have to be rich to achieve your potential”, the subject is that in America there is opportunism of being who you want to be and doing what you desire to do. I strongly agree with what he says, because some people can be very smart, but for the reason that they can not afford anything, they cannot achieve their dreams. Their should be opportunism for anyone who wants to become someone. The tone of the speech is inspiring because he believes that America is…

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    The poem “anyone lived in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings describes the life of a man who the townspeople do not care for because they obsess over improving their own lives with insignificant objects. The man lives, falls deeply in love, and eventually surrenders to death. Yet, the townspeople pay no attention to his death because they “are busy folk,” running around infatuated with things that do not matter (line 27). Little do they know that death will soon take them also. E. E. Cummings,…

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    While Cummings started writing poetry at a young age, his first self published work was an autobiography. The Enormous Room was published in 1922 and contained Cummings’ experiences in jail during WWI. His next work, Tulips and Chimneys,was published in 1923 and contained numerous short poems. Cummings published more poems at around that time. (Biography.com). Cummings’ next work was the play Him, which was performed by the Provincetown Players in 1927. Then, he wrote Eimi in 1933, which was…

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    In 1831, at the age of twelve, Walt Whitman began working for his local newspaper. He soon fell in love with the written word and started writing his own poetry (“Poet Walt Whitman”). Fast forward to the turn of the 20th century, and Whitman has already made a name for himself as one of America’s most influential poets. Two of Whitman’s most esteemed works are “O Captain! My Captain!”, written in 1865 to reflect on Abraham Lincoln's death, and “O Me! O Life!”, written in 1891 to contemplate…

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    How do we determine if love changes someone or not? In the novel The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and in “anyone live in a pretty how town” by E.E. Cummings, the authors use motifs, imagery, and symbolism to show how love can shape an individual change. Throughout the novel Gatsby has changed for Daisy because he is in love with her and in the poem the speaker anyone changed because noone showed him love . In the novel, Fitzgerald uses symbolism to represent a deeper meaning. Some…

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    Throughout history, human civilizations have been built on conforming to social norms. Likewise, there have always been individuals, throughout history, who have ventured outside of those norms, many times to the dismay or even apathy of their respectively societies. E.E. Cummings’ “anyone lived in a pretty how town,” is perfect example of how individualism is viewed in a conformist society, as well as sheds light on the poet’s own views of conformity. Although conforming to social norms is how…

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    poems written with incorrect spelling and punctuation? Then you would be thinking about E. E. Cummings! E. E. Cummings was birthed upon the world as Edward Estlin Cummings in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1894. He developed a unique style of writing at an early age, being influenced by both Impressionism and Cubism, and grew up to study at Harvard University. The poet would become a famous writer, but while he was alive, his work was mostly left unnoticed because of his different direction when it…

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    Anne Bradstreet Comparison

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    Love and death are very meaningful to humans. Love and death are eternal, above and beyond physical entities, and extremely powerful. The poems “Death be not proud,” by John Donne, and “somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond,” by E.E. Cummings are poems about love. “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” by Anne Bradstreet, and “Because I could not stop for Death,” by Emily Dickinson are poems that explain death. Donne, Cummings, Bradstreet, and Dickinson have poems that relate death and love.…

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