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  America (poem) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"America" is a poem by Allen Ginsberg, written in 1956.
The poem is in the first person and reads much like a monologue.
America is a largely political work, with much of the poem consisting of various accusations against the United States, its government, and its citizens.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/America_(poem)   (113 words)

 America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
America, a part of the parish of Sutton-in-the-Isle in Cambridgeshire, England
"America", a poem by Allen Ginsberg, which was later recorded by Tom Waits
America (airplane), a multi-engine airplane used by Richard E. Byrd and his crew on a 1927 transatlantic flight
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/America   (417 words)

 Poem as Work-Place: Gary Snyder's Ecological Poetics
The poem suggests, therefore, that an apparently visionary experience of the land is marked, in fact, not by clarity and transparency in the relation between the human and the natural, but rather by a sense of that relationship as one of inescapable mediation.
The poem's recognition of this gap leads to the attempt, in its second section ‘Hunting', to reconnect with the earth through the description and poetic enactment of the ritualized observances of the hunter and the shaman.
Rather, the poem asserts that ‘rocks' are not ‘words', only ‘like' one another, and that romantic transcendence, that which sees the poem as a riprap, a cobbled path leading up a mountain, is only a metaphor, moreover a metaphor of working the land.
www.english.uiuc.edu /maps/poets/s_z/snyder/selby.htm   (4776 words)

 Ginsberg, America
America after all it is you and I who are perfect not the next world.
America I used to be a communist when I was a kid and I'm not sorry.
America this is the impression I get from looking in the television set.
www.writing.upenn.edu /~afilreis/88/america.html   (569 words)

 GradeSaver: Whitman's Poems Essay: An Analysis and Interpretation of Allen Ginsberg's America
When reading the poem, the reader feels as though he or she is inside the mind of the author.
Allen Ginsberg personifies America in the poem and this is obvious to the reader in the way the narrator either speaks to or about America.
As America shifted further and further from the nation that Whitman knew, even greater was the need for the writer or speaker to represent the unheard, oppressed, and the masses.
www.gradesaver.com /classicnotes/titles/whitman/essay1.html   (1996 words)

 Big Apple History . Activities . Coming to America . Raise a New Torch | PBS KIDS GO!
In the 1880s, America was beginning to feel the effects of the greatest wave of immigration in its history.
You'd have to be living in a cave not to notice it: America is the land of the immigrant.
You could, for example, write the poem from the perspective of a recent immigrant, or from the point of view of one of your ancestors.
pbskids.org /bigapplehistory/activities/a_immigration/activity2   (588 words)

 Good Analytical Paper 2
As a poem that directs its attention to the discrimination problem in this country, it offered quite a challenge because the poem lent itself to several views and interpretations, depending upon the individual reading the poem.
America is considered the land of opportunity and home of the free.
America is never likely to settle its differences, since new folks are being born all the time and we can't live long enough individually to accept others fully.
www.viterbo.edu /personalpages/faculty/RSamuels/goodap2.html   (1345 words)

 Ben's Guide (3-5): Songs and Oaths -- America the Beautiful
The view was so beautiful that it inspired her to write the song that is considered by some to be the country’s unofficial national anthem.
For two years after "America the Beautiful" was written it was sung to just about any popular or folk tune that would fit with the lyrics.
This audio version of "America the Beautiful" was obtained from the United States Air Force (USAF) Heritage of America Band.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/symbols/americathebeautiful.html   (284 words)

 William F. Buckley Jr. on John Kerry and Langston Hughes on National Review Online
"America" is cited, implicitly the paradise to which one should aspire, a great land that lies there waiting for us deep in coils of a lapsed American idealism, waiting to be revived by an inspired new champion.
The reason for that is that Langston Hughes wrote the poem "Let America Be America Again" in 1938, and it is not easy to summon to mind which America he was calling on his countrymen to restore, to be America again.
Langston Hughes was asking America to "be America again," meaning, not an America that history had known and chronicled, but an America realizable in a new and different vision.
www.nationalreview.com /buckley/wfb200406021606.asp   (692 words)

 Illegal Immigrant's Poem To America - Club Cobra   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
The poem at the start of this thread is meant in jest...but the reality is that it is very close to the truth.
I think the poem is merely meant to be a satire of the unfortunate state of illegal immigration in this country.
But what the poem takes issue with, and I agree with (and you should too as a tax payer), is illegal immigrants who come to this country and immediately go on the public dole and don't become tax paying productive members of society.
www.clubcobra.com /t48082.html   (2183 words)

 Kerry's campaign slogan, "Let America be America again," taken from a communist poem
In his retrospective of Hughes' work, Sundquist cited “Let America be America again” as poetically “embarrassing.” However, it was another pro-Marxist poem -- "Goodbye Christ" -- that would inspire the FBI to launch a probe into Langston Hughes' activities.
Clearly, the fact that John Kerry and John Edwards have allowed the tenor of their presidential campaign to be set by a propaganda poem written by a well-known Stalinist is troubling.
On the contrary, the poem was specifically written to say that America is a land whose only hope was to adopt Soviet style communism.
www.tldm.org /news7/KerryCommunism1.htm   (1147 words)

 Africa's Past, America's Future? (Poem) [Free Republic]
General Ben Parton was on the radio once and he talked for a long time about Aftica and how it was being systematically taken over by the Communists.
It is unfortunate that America has been supporting that takeover.
The second thing was the imposition of western political structures instead of western political values believing that the political values were a result of the political structures and not the other way around.
www.freerepublic.com /forum/a381bc8940c08.htm   (793 words)

 Lyrics and Music
Her poem, America the Beautiful first appeared in print in The Congregationalist, a weekly journal, on July 4, 1895.
In addition to those changes in the words, it is notable that the poem was not always sung to the tune presented on this website ("Materna," composed by Samuel A. Ward in 1882, nearly a decade before the poem was written).
For example, in 1926 the National Federation of Music Clubs held a contest to put the poem to new, reportedly "less somber," music, but no other entry was determined to be more acceptable.
www.niehs.nih.gov /kids/lyrics/america.htm   (351 words)

 Poetry Society of America | Favorite Poem Project
The Poetry Society of America is excited to announce our new partnership with The Favorite Poem Project.
Launched by Robert Pinsky in 1998 during his term as U.S. Poet Laureate, The Favorite Poem Project grew rapidly as more than 18,000 Americans—from ages 5 to 97, from every state, of diverse occupations, kinds of education and backgrounds—wrote in to share their favorite poems.
Click here to connect to the Favorite Poem Project website, where you will have the opportunity to listen to recordings, read lesson plans, learn more about the Project, and more...
www.poetrysociety.org /favorite.html   (138 words)

 The America Poem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Extend your favorite metaphor (or metaphors) into a complete poem of at least 20 lines that addresses your view on the state or direction of
  While your metaphor will be the primary literary device in the poem, you should also use plenty of imagery so that your audience will be able to see, hear, smell, feel and taste the details of your metaphorical world.
  Then, as a group, decide on lines from someone’s poems or new lines you might use as the first lines of the poems.
home.earthlink.net /~heidkamp/oprfhs/course_1/unit2/americapoem.htm   (542 words)

 The Chronicle: Information Technology stories: 03/03/98 -- 01
For example, Whitman's most-famous poem, "Song of Myself," lacked a title when it was first published, and it was changed several times in six subsequent editions.
The images have been cited in recent studies of Whitman's erotic "Calamus" poems, which are generally recognized as the written expression of his romantic relationships with men.
The four verses that were rescued from the recording are from "America," a six-line poem that Whitman first published in the New York Herald in 1888.
www.whitmanarchive.org /staff/responses/chronicle/t98030301.htm   (1284 words)

 Amazon.com: Let America Be America Again: Books: Langston Hughes,Antonio Frasconi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
In keeping with the mood of the poem, the overall tone of the art is dark.
A popular edition of this work, Let America Be America Again brings their important collaboration to a wider audience, faithfully reproducing the intricacy and subtlety of Frasconi's prints.
A beautiful poem that was meant to speak to all men and women of every race and creed.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0807615501?v=glance   (951 words)

 Amazon.com: The Poem That Changed America : "Howl" Fifty Years Later: Books: Jason Shinder   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
"Howl," the title poem, is rife with overt sexual (and homosexual) references and the kind of explicit language that at the time was keeping Henry Miller's works classified as contraband.
The Poem that Changed America, edited by Jason Shinder, is a collection of 26 essays about Ginsberg's masterpiece.
This is a fine collection of essays from a wide variety of authors/artist that have been influenced by this poem.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0374173435?v=glance   (1670 words)

 1900 America - Epic Poem Format
Epic poetry is, in a sense, the writing, or chronicling, of history through the eyes of a poet.
Discuss how Whitman's style captures the spirit of a maturing and confident nation in the 1850s; also discuss how he provides detailed historical data for New York City prior to the Civil War as he painstakingly records shop names, advertisements, and other ephemera.
Remind students that they are to create an epic poem about a current theme in 1900 America.
lcweb2.loc.gov /learn/lessons/00/voices/format.html   (164 words)

 Leo Connellan's Crossing America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Though some recognition has come his way of late — he is the poet laureate of Connecticut, where he lives, and recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Maine at Augusta — Leo remains an outsider to most poetry circles, and most of his twelve books are out-of-print.
We are making a folk symphony out of one of those books, the long hitchhiking poem Crossing America.
We recorded Leo reading the whole poem, and have been coaching a host of young musicians through musical interludes linking the poem’s 28 sections.
www.hoobellatoo.org /projectdetail.cfm?PID=1   (144 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: John Kerry's Stalinist Campaign Slogan by Barbara Kay
This testimony did not obscure the fact that for many years, Langston Hughes was a vocal supporter of the Communist Party, and proud of it.
The poem John Kerry selected as his campaign slogan clearly reflects Hughes' years as an anti-American Marxist.
However, it was another pro-Marxist poem -- "Goodbye Christ" -- that would inspire the FBI to launch a probe into Langston Hughes' activities.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=14416   (1181 words)

 James M. Whitfield's America and Other Poems: Introduction
Arguably, it is a mark of Whitman’s poetical genius that he can seem to subsume all of America into Leaves of Grass, that he can claim such representativeness.
In fact, in "Song of Myself" he not only declares his sympathy for the fugitive slave, he also claims to be the fugitive slave: "I am the hounded slave, I wince at the bite of the dogs" (stanza 33).
But let us imagine that well before Hughes began writing his poems of America, that right around the time Whitman wrote the first edition of Leaves of Grass (1855), there was also an African American writer working on his own epic presentation of America and American poetry.
www.classroomelectric.org /volume1/levine/intro.html   (500 words)

 Let America be America Again - Langston Hughes - Poem by
Free Poetry E-Book: 49 poems of Langston Hughes
This poem speaks the truth in a song of words.It gives you insight to how his life was during his life.
(c) Poems are the property of their respective owners.
www.poemhunter.com /p/m/poem.asp?poem=32567   (574 words)

 USA Patriotism! ... Poem... America Always There by David G. Bancroft
America has remembered the citizens of those defeated,
America provides aid to the sick and poor
More poems by David G. Bancroft can be found at
www.usa-patriotism.com /poems/america_there1.htm   (193 words)

 The Oxford Book of American Poetry
Renowned poetry anthologist David Lehman has selected 10 poems from The Oxford Book of American Poetry that he feels represent the most popular American poems ever written.
We asked America to cast their vote for their favorite poem.
With more than 23% of the votes, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. Eliot wins the distinction of being called “America’s Favorite Poem!” Following very close behind were Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” and Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” with 19.8% and 19.1% of the votes, respectively.
www.us.oup.com /us/companion.websites/019516251X/contest.html   (160 words)

 Slice of Life: America (A Poem)
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This is what we poets call a "Found Poem".
I can't believe you think we Americans have been reduced to trite catch phrases, simplistic warnings, and other advertising labels.
len.charest.org /sol/2005/03/america-a-poem.html   (147 words)

 Untitled Document
Description: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle re her poem, "Lament for the Stolen," from Rachel Crothers: telegram 12/31/1938 and TLS from Crothers' secretary sending regrets for Crothers' being unable to attend a performance of the poem set to music for chorus by Harl MacDonald.
Description: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from Norman Corwin re her poem "Plain Chant for America," also published as part of a collection of poems by Biddle under this title by Harper and Bros., 1942: TLS 1/22/1940.
Description: Correspondence to Katherine Biddle from composer Joseph Hayes re her poem, "Plain Chant for America," also published as title poem in a collection of Biddle's poetry, Harper 1942: 6 ALS dating from 1968 to 1969 re composing music for the poem.
www.library.georgetown.edu /dept/speccoll/biddlek/series5.htm   (13245 words)

 Jens Bjorneboe in English: Theme Index
Ten Commandments for a Young Man who Wants to Get Ahead (poem)
Before the Solstice: Hans Jæger in Memoriam (poem)
Øyvind Gulliksen: Bjørneboe and America (Includes discussions of JB's relation to Miller, Hemingway, Melville)
home.att.net /~emurer/themes.htm   (701 words)

 PotW.org - Past Poems by Poet
An * indicates the poem is protected by copyright and
Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat
I shall sing a song to you * (from Poems of Passion Carefully Restrained so as to Offend Nobody)
www.potw.org /bypoet.html   (460 words)

 Favorite Poem Project: The Poems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-01)
Below is just a small sampling of some of the poems chosen by volunteers for the Favorite Poem Project.
Take a look at the poems, perhaps say them aloud, and read or listen to some of what the Americans who love the poems have to say about them.
Host an Event Subscribe Poems Contact Sponsors Make a Donation
www.favoritepoem.org /poems   (107 words)

 Re-Taking America - Poem by Chief Justice Roy Moore - Our America Birthright
Re-Taking America - Poem by Chief Justice Roy Moore - Our America Birthright
One nation under God was their cry and declaration,
You'll leave the land we left to you, One Nation Under God!
www.retakingamerica.com /poem_our_america_birthright.html   (342 words)

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