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  • A Poem At The Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    This poem focuses on a young man named Komunyakaa who struggles with hiding his grief after fighting in the Vietnam War. The setting of the poem is at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, where Komunyakaa first experiences difficulties with expressing his battle with his depression. This is evident as the poem begins with a sad tone, and Komunyakaa displays a sense of sadness as he views the granite wall with the names of all the slain military victims.You can instantly conclude that he is battling with ways to express his emotions as he is constantly trying to keep himself from crying and showing his true emotions. As the poem progresses, he seems to become a bit rattled at the shadow of a woman, as it seems that she is “wiping” names from the wall.…

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  • Essay On Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    life. Like headstones, memorials connect us to the memories of a past person, or perhaps an event. From November 1st, 1955 to April 31st, 1975, war waged as the United States partnered with South Vietnam and fought against the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies in the Vietnam War. A total of about 3 million people were killed, about 58,000 of whom were Americans. In honor of all those who had lost their lives, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was erected in Washington, D.C.…

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  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial

    A memorial is “something, such as a monument, is intended to celebrate or honor the memory of a person or an event and serve to commemorate.” The memorials show the communities support for our servicemen and women. The first memorial, the Bronze “Yellow” Ribbon Monument, stands tall on a hill overlooking one of the busiest streets in Abingdon, Virginia. It is made of black granite and has a large bronze ribbon on it, large enough for everyone passing by to see it. It is titled, “Until You’re…

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  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial Analysis

    The Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. is a suitable monument for both Americans who lost their lives during the war and their loved ones. At the time that The Vietnam Veterans Memorial design was conceived, it created a vast amount of controversy, as Vietnam veterans felt that the monument was anti-heroic and did not symbolically represent the war in which they fought. Although nontraditional, the monument's abstract design is actually far more compelling than a traditional design…

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  • Analysis Of Anna Quindlen's We Ve Been Here Before

    A comparison that shows the Vietnam war in 1959, is or was a like looking into a mirror of how the Iraq war will play out, and how it has played out so far. There is a line where she writes about the Vietnam veterans memorial, saying "Maya Lin envisioned a scar when she designed it, a scar on the land" (Anna Quindlen.) She said basically that it was meant to leave the mark of the Vietnam war on America forever. That we will always be able to "touch the cold names with our warm fingers" (Anna…

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  • Non Organic Advertising

    People tend to react predominately based on their emotions. Consequently, this approach seems most suitable to approach a variety of audiences. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is directed to the veterans, victims, and loved ones affected by Vietnam. It can trigger an immense amount of emotions. Being scared or sad would seem the most appropriate while some might veterans may feel proud and joy. Nevertheless, Ground Zero at the World Trade Center, can be assumed is steered at victims, survivors,…

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  • Yusef Komunyakaa's Facing It

    on "Facing It" In the poem "Facing It" by Yusef Komunyakaa, Komunyakaa uses his own experiences as a veteran in Vietnam to paint a picture to the readers of what it is like seeing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial from the viewpoint of a soldier who lived through the conflict. The critics Sharon Kraus and Jeannine Johnson argue that the wall serves as a reminder of all that is bad in Komunyakaa's life, beginning with his past military experiences which shape the social issues he still suffers with…

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  • Why Are Monuments Important

    Monuments are built all the time for a plethora of events and for historically important people. These memorials take years to build and cost an arm and a leg to design and construct (Roadside America). For something that takes as much time, dedication, and cash as a monument does, certain things need to be taken seriously into consideration. When building a monument, people should pay close attention to the strategic placement and specific design of the memorial. If these are not given careful…

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  • Theme Of Facing It By Yusef Komunyakaa

    way a poem reflects, shapes, and speaks back to a historical time period, culture, or social issue. Poets are able to capture the essence of a past event through their use of words. One poem that I feel has a clear context is Facing It by Yusef Komunyakaa on page 320 of The Norton Anthology of Poetry, 9th Edition. American poet Yusef Komunyakaa delves into the historical context of the Vietnam War, the author’s own life story, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. in his poem…

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  • Importance Of Memorialization Essay

    commemorate the lost; thus causing the development of memorials. The concept of creating a memorial seems simple; however, this is not the case. A great deal of time and money are placed into the brain-storming drafting, and eventual building of a memorial. Beyond the excessive resources needed to construct one, memorials are frequently found at the center of controversy. Unsurprisingly, the diversity of the population causes a contrast in the interpretation of memorials by individuals. The idea…

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