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    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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    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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    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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    Maya Lin is an American architect and sculptor best known for her design of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Maya Lin was received her bachelor's degree from Yale, where she studied architecture and sculpture. During her senior year she won a nationwide competition to create a design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Her minimalist design aroused controversy but has become very popular with the public over the years. Born on October 5, 1959, in Athens, Ohio, Maya Lin is the…

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    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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    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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    When Maya Lin was designing her memorial in Washington, D.C., she wanted to build it in a park but didn’t want to interfere with nature by destroying the park. So she cooperated with the surrounding environment by designing her memorial that would work with the land, not to “fight or dominate it” (Source G). Protesters also opposed the location of the Holocaust museum when it was first publicized that it would be built in the United States because they “did little to stop the Holocaust from…

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    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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    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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    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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