Monthly Archives: August 2014

‘cuz he’s black

POET: Javon Johnson PIECE: ‘cuz he’s black TOPICS DISCUSSED: Deviance and Social Control SUMMARY: An uncle teaches his nephew to strong in the face of police, despite a history of violent social control practices against Black men. Key Lines/Phrases Key [...]
Analysis| Tags: |

Home

POET: G Yamazawa PIECE: Home TOPICS DISCUSSED:
Analysis| Tags: |

P.T.S.D.

POET: Terisa Siagatonu PIECE: P.T.S.D. TOPICS DISCUSSED: Education SUMMARY: Terisa Siagatonu expresses the pain her children in school living in disastrous, dangerous, and disadvantaged areas. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “AK-47 is just another way to identify the apartment number of [...]
Analysis| Tags: |

Chatty Cathy

POET: Urban Allure PIECE: Chatty Cathy TOPICS DISCUSSED: Socialization SUMMARY: Urban Allure connects the objectification of women through the creation and use of the Chatty Cathy Doll. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “If you give a woman a few outfits Show [...]
Analysis| Tags: |

From Michelle Obama

POET: Imani Cezanne PIECE: From Michelle Obama TOPICS DISCUSSED: Politics and Government SUMMARY: Imani Cezanne, through a persona poem from Michelle Obama to her daughters, explains the historical, social, and personal significance of being “the first Black First Lady.” Key [...]
Analysis| Tags: |

Us

POET: T. Miller PIECE: Us TOPICS DISCUSSED:
Analysis| Tags: |

When My Strength Failith

POET: Catalina Ferro PIECE: When My Strength Failith TOPICS DISCUSSED: Religion SUMMARY: A poem exploring the functions, the rituals, and the use of the church when it’s doors are closed. Key Lines/Phrases Key Line/PhraseDiscussion “He’s supposed to give me three [...]
Analysis| Tags: |

A Letter to Sarah

POET: Jared Singer PIECE: A Letter to Sarah TOPICS DISCUSSED:
Analysis| Tags: |

The Hunger Games

POET: Imani Cezanne PIECE: The Hunger Games TOPICS DISCUSSED: Class Stratification Poverty SUMMARY: Imani paints a more real account of hunger games. At the intersection of race and class, she reexamines what it means to survive in poverty. Key Lines/Phrases [...]
Analysis| Tags: |

Dear Ursula

POET: Melissa May PIECE: Dear Ursula TOPICS DISCUSSED: Society and Culture SUMMARY: Yes - Ursula, from Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Melissa May laments the slimming down of the villain and brings an endearing quality to her character. Key Lines/Phrases Key [...]
Analysis| Tags: |