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
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.
Professor Michael Harrold
03 March 2015
A Critique of Keep America Beautiful Campaign for Pollution
Frequently, it is typical to view commercials or ads that give us a clear message or leave us with either a right or wrong feeling long after we have seen it. Not often do we stop to realize what the point was or what devices were used to articulate the message. Companies have studied what makes their audience buy in. They use rhetorical devices and elements to play on…
or town on top of the others. This paper looks at the comparative advantage of the Los Angeles city in the United States of America.
The Los Angeles city in the United States of America has many advantages over the other cities. Despite the fact that it may not rank as the largest city, it has some advantages over some large cities in the United States of America. First, Los Angeles provides a landscape that allows people a change of air without having to go out of town. Los Angeles has…
constantly compare themselves to other people or celebrities. But what individuals don’t know is that it’s a figment of our imaginations. We bring ourselves to a level in which we think if we don’t look like someone, we must not be beautiful enough to fit the standards in America. Our society promotes a certain image of what beauty should look like but beauty is through personality and believing in ourselves.
First, True beauty is not how a person looks but how they carry themselves. Most individuals tend…
be Miss America, but haven't they noticed that there's a talent portion of the Miss America Pageant? The Toddler and Tiara girls just jump around the stage in crazy costumes with a fake uncomfortable grin across their faces. Anyone could do that.
These pageants teach the participants that beauty is the only important thing. The moms love to say that beauty is important in this world and that their daughters will have a better life if they're beautiful. They're right that being beautiful is an asset…
What Is Beautiful?
What Is Beautiful
November 5 2014
What Is Beautiful?
Imagine a world where makeup did not exist, and no matter your size you were treated
the same, not looked down on or felt bad for. Imagine if clothes did not have anything to do with
status, and we only wanted to stay thin to be healthy. What if people fell in love with people for
their inside beauty only? Girls would not go to such extremes to meet these beauty standards.
They would not think that…
But real beauty isn’t draped in lingerie, she’s not always the perfect shape or size; however, a woman is beautiful no matter what she looks like.
In this Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show advertisement for December 1st; this young woman is portrayed very sexy and animalistic. She is hunched over at the shoulders; her head is tilted back with a very seductive look in her face. She is beautiful but powerful, elegant but dangerous. This model is very skinny almost anorexic looking, with blonde hair and…
exquisite churches of the nation’s capital, Quito, or whether whitewater rafting down pristine tributaries of the great river Amazon, Ecuador is one of the most beautiful countries in South America.
Today populations of 15.74 million people live in the beautiful country of Ecuador located on the western south part of South America. The many beautiful attractions in Ecuador caused the population to elevate over the course of 193 years, when it first gained its independence from the Federation of Gran Colombia…
December 8, 2014
Vietnam and America
There are two places that have had a great impact in my life is Vietnam and America. Vietnam was my homeland, where I grow up and lived for twelve years. Both places seem dramatically different, but they also have identical things such as the rhythm of life is always energetic like a song sometimes tuneful and sometimes vibrant. Two main differences between Vietnam and America are education and life.
Vietnam is a countryside…
watched has beautiful, sexy individuals. America is
consumed with the “model” body image. To be sexy in America, a person has to look a certain way to be
deemed beautiful by Hollywood’s standards. To be successful, a person has to make a certain amount of money.
If a person wants to be cool by America’s standards, a certain car has to be driven and only name brand clothes
can be worn. Instead of having wisdom and intelligence, having sexy looks and material possession win every
time. America people…