Whether your song is that of the mechanic’s, the carpenter, the mason, or even the CEO at the spire of a skyscraper, your song can become a success. This is the topic of my poem. America’s song is a still a great symphony comprised of the high notes of hope, the chorus of promise and opportunity, and rhythm of tension and balance. The United States is a country that offers hope and freedom to all of her citizens. This is because the founding of America was rooted in freedom and fed by hope.
The American Dream of the Renaissance The American Renaissance was the rebirth of culture and literature during the 1800’s. It was a time where people felt the need to depend on themselves rather than a higher figure. The Renaissance was similar to rationalist period because people wanted to perfect their moral goodness. People of this time wanted to improve their life by achieving upward mobility. Slaves who escaped and became free were an example of upward mobility during the Renaissance.
This poem affected the people of his day and the new American culture. The poem was written in common hymn meter, which made it easy to memor... ... middle of paper ... ...rtheless, it should be read and remembered for a few reasons. First, it captures the spirit of one of the main religious bodies at the beginning of this Country, Puritanism. The Puritans were one of the first peoples to come over to America and set up a colony, and for this we owe them our gratitude and remembrance. Also, the fact that this poem was probably America's first bestseller is reason enough to read it.
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Released in 1966, this poem by Whitman is about American pride. He describes the citizens’ pride in work, and imagines them singing after work, and creates a vision of America being unified by song and hard work. In this poem, Whitman makes it seem that an average mason is as important as the president of The United States. This poem looks like it was made to encourage the people who work a lot, and those who hate their jobs