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Purdue I Hear America Singing Second Attempt Crossing Poem Comparison Essay

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Write a 4 page essay draft in response to the prompt below. The first draft of this essay is graded either complete or incomplete -- all workable drafts (an essay with multiple paragraphs in response to the prompt) submitted on time will receive a 'complete' grade; writers who submit unworkable essays (2 or fewer paragraphs, outlines, etc.), or essays of any type submitted late will receive a grade of 'incomplete.'

ompare and contrast the speakers' experiences of America in the poems by Javier Zamora(Second Attempt Crossing), Walt Whitman(I Hear America Singing), and Langston Hughes(harlem); in your analysis, include how diction, figurative language (if it is used), and the poem's structure contribute to the experience/vision the poet depicts. Format your drafts in MLA style, (Links to an external site.)链接到外部网站。 including in-text citations and a Works Cited page for any borrowed information (including the poems you are analyzing).


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Comparison of the Poems "I Hear America Singing," "Second Attempt Crossing" and "Harlem"
Occasionally, poems are used to express powerful emotional occurrences. The speaker of
a poem illustrates his approach towards the subject matter always regarded as the mood of the
poem. The speaker's experiences have therefore used a bridge that connects the reader and the
poem thus illustrating the nature of its experience. This paper compares and contrasts the speakers'
experiences of America in the poems “Second Attempt Crossing” by Javier Zamora, “I Hear
America Singing” by Walt Whitman and “Harlem” by Langston Hughes. The paper also focuses
on how figurative language, diction and the structure of these poems can be used in describing the
experience that the poet portrays.
In the poem “Second Attempt Crossing” by Javier Zamora, the speaker paints a picture of
the southwestern background that is full of terms which illustrate nature (Reimann 24). Zamora
shows how they get to the middle of a desert that is not productive and has sand. The author paints
the picture of a desert that is engulfed by coyotes, acacias, and whiptails. The poem does not start
in a wicked sense, as many would expect from its title which most possibly refers to crossing into
the America border which is full of peril and danger. Instead, Zamora places the reader amongst
beauty, affirming it by repeating the words "in the middle of those" and "in the middle of that." A
natural scene in the poem follows each of these first expressions. Zamora further paints the natural

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American experience in the second stanza, showing how birds and cactuses reside in the land. The
speaker indicates that the American nation is not an inhabitable desert. The concurrence of this
reassurance as well as its authenticity stands out depressingly. The line is grammatically connected
to the poem and changes from natural phenomena towards Chino who is the subject of the narrator
in the poetry despite structurally connecting it to the imagery of nature.
On the contrary, the speaker in the poem “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman
introduces an entirely different ...

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