America, Is it Really “the Beautiful”? There is a popular song known throughout the “US of A”, entitled America the Beautiful. Here is one stanza from this song: “O beautiful for glory-tale/ Of liberating strife/ When once and twice,/For man's avail/ Men lavished precious life!/ America! America!/ God shed his grace on thee/ Till selfish gain no longer stain/ The banner of the free!” This song tells of what America is like, or should I say be like. Here is where the problem stands, in title and throughout each line of this song. It speaks of a beautiful landmass covered with mountains, fields of grain; it speaks of brotherhood, all being united, and selfishness – no longer a problem… But is this, what America really is? And I do not mean for you or for me; but for all people, all ethnicities, social and economic groups. It would be great if I could and “yes” to this question, but would I be telling the truth? This is certainly not how it was meant to be, however sadly the answer to that question is, no and many of the lines in that songs seems to me a collection of puns or play on words. America is divided into many groups, to include: race, residence, social status, employment status, and economical/financial status. The world views the most important of the many to be economical status, whether you are considered of the low class, middle class, or high class percentage of society. Many people often look upon each with ones’ own judgment already in mind. No matter what may happen to cause their opinion to sway, the mere thought is blocked by personal beliefs or truths. But yet if we were to just try on each other’s shoes, just to see how they fit, feel, and look on our feet; we would all fall the first step. For until you have been in that exact same spot no one has a just idea of how hard life may be for a peer. To many this would come as a shock, especially the immigrants that fight so hard to get to land that is supposed to be free, “the place of possibilities”, and one that is supposed to be “the land of opportunity”. All their life they have been told this, yet to them it is a mere dream a dream that later they may decide to risk their life’s for. Yet to those before them that had the same dream, it may not be a nightmare and if chance arose they would…
A Beautiful Aged Fine Wine
HU300 – 19
A Beautiful Aged Fine Wine
Ha! Music…the life string for some people, music is storytelling. It can be a story of great happiness, or a sad tale, it can make you laugh, and it can make you cry. Music is the window to the soul of some, with music their beauty shines, they ooze sex appeal. Music is electrifying, energetic, powerful, and excited. It can send shivers through people’s body and restore one’s faith.…
October 27, 2014
Poem based off of painting
I got to write myself beautiful now. I got to treat this girl every once and a while now, and I have no clue where to start. I haven’t spoken words in first person since I `have learned to hide behind the bruises of others, but I figured it out because I have to write myself beautiful now. I know too many ways to use my words to save everyone except myself. This body breaks itself into holes. All that…
Campbell, AishaENGL101A 9:30amDr. NewmanOctober 13, 1014Midterm Exam Essay531 Words A Beautiful Escape1. Everyone has a place where they go to escape all the pressures and worries of life.
2. There is always that one spot that can soothe all your problems and troubles in times of stress.
3. The beach was the ultimate cure to all the worries my mom and I were facing.4. While we’re there all of our obligations are suddenly erased. 5. It was a late Sunday afternoon; my mom and I were home alone…
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope In a Mumbai Undercity. Katherine Boo. New York: Random House, 2012, 244.
Katherine Boo tells the gripping story of several families of Annawadi, a slum in the booming city of Mumbai, India. Behind the Beautiful Forevers is a journalistic account of life in a typical Mumbai slum from the author’s experiences living there for three years. There are several overlying themes throughout the book including greed, the role of religion, family…
3 Cink Diction
This is my diction analysis essay final over the song “America the Beautiful” composed
by Katharine Lee Bates and melody by Samuel Ward. I have gone through and made sure I
wasn’t constantly repeating myself. I have also spent lots of time of furthering my explanations
and the significance to what the composer has said. I hope that I have elaborated enough and
that my paper is now well written.
The Beautiful Ocean
The above-sea world has many wonderful and beautiful sights. As air-breathing, land dwellers, we can look up during the day and see the enormous bright blue sky with puffs of clouds that look like cotton candy, stars that flicker like little candles at night, and strong, tall oaks that look like skyscrapers. Being above water has many beautiful sights to offer but just where those beauties end another world with its own beauties begins. Scuba diving at a spot near my uncle’s…
Culture of Beauty
The issue is that the current standards of beauty are unhealthy for women in America today.
Stated Premises are that the idea of being beautiful is extremely important to women and girls in this day in age. It is reinforced through books, movies, toys, advertisements, magazines, models, celebrities, and so on from early childhood through old age. Being beautiful is rewarded with wealthy spouses and higher paying jobs.
In past centuries, little girls cared more about…
there was a prince named Starlet and every night when the moon came out he had to show the people his beautiful face, now mind you Starlet had to do this most of his life and at one point he grew tired of showing his face almost every night so he figured if he found a beautiful woman to have children with he could show them off instead of himself. So he looked all around the town looking for a beautiful woman. Then one day he remembered that there was an oracle he could go see about his problem, someone…
“Imagine if you suddenly learned that the people, the places, the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead, but worse had never been. What kind of hell would that be?” A Beautiful Mind (2001)
For John Nash, living with the diagnosis of schizophrenia meant this tormenting battle of delusion versus reality would be fought for a lifetime. By definition, schizophrenia is a devastating brain disorder that affects a person’s thinking, language, emotions, social behavior, and ability to…
October 27, 2014
A Beautiful Mind Reflection
I learned many things about schizophrenia from this movie. I learned a lot about how people with this disease act. They are socially awkward, and very direct when talking to others. While talking to people, they feel agitated, and they don’t make much eye contact while socializing. They would rather be on their own; they are independent people because they are so paranoid. These people are very smart minded and…