Analysis Of The Poem America By Natasha Trethewey

analytical Essay
334 words
334 words

Natasha Trethewey’s America Natasha Trethewey, a poet from Mississippi, has a complex understanding of America, that were informed by her experiences in the South as a biracial woman. She primarily writes about experiences she had and also those of her parents and others before her that are connected to specific locations that have profound meaning to her. Within her writing she not only expresses her connection with and love for Mississippi, but also her contradicting disdain for its history. Trethewey demonstrates that how race is viewed culturally is impacted by history and it’s telling of it. The history of America for the black American is dark and painful and she recognizes its ongoing effects. “White Lies,” a poem by

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes natasha trethewey's complex understanding of america, informed by her experiences in the south as a biracial woman. she expresses her love for mississippi and her contradicting disdain for its history.
  • Analyzes how trethewey's "white lies" is a reflective observation of her identity. the audience is exposed to the struggle faced by the black community.

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