Personal Response “One Today”

In Richard Blanco’s poem, “One Today” (2013), he asserts that the American people are still united as one not despite but because of the diverse cultures and individual histories of each and every single American. He backs this claim in many parts of his poem like in the final stanza, “We head home: through the …

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Personal Response “Praise Song for the Day”

In Elizabeth Alexander’s poem, “Praise Song for the Day” (2009), she asserts that the hard work of every individual in America today and in the past, no matter what occupation they practice, is what makes America an innovative and hopeful country . She backs this claim in many parts of her poem like in stanza nine, …