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    Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train There is very little left to the imagination when reading Langston Hughes "Freedom Train". His ideas of being free are apparent from the beginning of his poem. However, although he spells everything out, he still leaves a couple of things for his readers to figure out. He starts off wanting to know all about this train he keeps hearing. He says, "I read in the papers about the Freedom Train. I heard on the radio about the Freedom Train." He wants to know

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    An Account of Racial Inequality in Langston Hughes' Freedom Train "Freedom Train" by Langston Hughes is a powerful and eye-opening account of racial inequality in the early Twentieth century. Hughes poem is filled with a sense of irony but also hope towards the future. This tongue-in-cheek look at the so-called "Freedom" Train is a powerful image. Langston Hughes included important ideas in a simple and original way. Hughes was writing at the height of the Harlem Renaissance and his focus remained

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    Oppression of the Black Community as Depicted in Langston Hughes' Poem, Freedom Train The poem, "Freedom Train" not only demonstrates the state of oppression the black community faced in 1947 but uses historical events and movements of the era. Langston Hughes wrote this poem in response to the train called Freedom Train that carried historical documents across country on September 17, 1947. On board the train was the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and a draft of the Constitution

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    The Underground Railroad and Iowa: On the Road from Slavery to Freedom “I looked at my hands to see if I was the same person… There was such a glory over everything. The sun came up like gold through the trees, and I felt like I was in Heaven.” Harriet Tubman uttered these words when she arrived in Pennsylvania, a free woman at last (National Geographic). Years later, when talking about the reasons she ran away, Ms. Tubman would state, “[There are] two things I [have] a right to and these

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    Many have different definitions for freedom but I believe freedom is having the right to speak, think and act as an independent individual and in the poem “Freedom train”, this train is said to be a train of freedom where blacks and whites are treated as equals. This poem was written during the period of slavery and is about a man desperately waiting for the arrival of the freedom train and hoping it is truly what it is said to be. I decided to focus more on this theme because I believe it is most

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    The Advantages of Traveling
 For centuries man has been seeking new horizons. Traveling abroad, as well as in our native country, has many advantages. No matter how you travel, or what your destination, traveling is important because of new experiences gained and learning acquired. It is not surprising that most people enjoy traveling since this action provides them many benefits. Young travelers usually look for discovery, adventure and fun. Older travelers look for a more relaxed and pleasant

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    Comparing Trains and Planes as Means of Transportation From the dawn of time, man has followed his urge to travel; sometimes neglecting the enjoyment of the journey in pursuit of the destination. Although two of the favorable means of passenger transportation - the plane and the train - accomplish the task of arriving at a destination, there are distinct differences in their capacity for comfort, time, scenic value, and safety. To entice the weary traveler, accustomed and outraged by the

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    January 13, 1938 is when my grandmother was born she was nine years old At the time she had to get on the train that takes place in this story of hers. To really know the story you have to know the background and what was going on. “India was perhaps the most important to Britain of the territories in the empire. It was run in a different way from most other parts of the empire, because it was different from other parts of the empire. One reason why the British were reluctant to leave India was that

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    Anthem

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    a crazed society where the only form of government is collectivism. Their religion is one of few forces holding this disarranged society from spinning out of control. “We are nothing. Mankind is all.” (21). Equality, at age 21, has absolutely no freedom. There are three steps to a person’s education when entering the society as defined by the book Anthem. When a child is born they are placed in the House of Infants until they are five years old. There they stay with other children born the same year

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    This movie “V for Vendetta” was taken from a book written by Alan Moore and it was written years before all the things that started happening in the world, like the war, and all the problems that the government is going through. He tells us that “the people should not be afraid of the government, that the government should be afraid of their people”. People can realize that there are no coincidences in this world, everything happens for a certain purpose, because it had to happen. It all starts

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