Analysis of “Cross” “Cross” is a poem written by Langston Hughes, who was known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. The title is “Cross” because the speaker’s mother is black and his father is white. The poem states that his father “died in a fine big house”, while his mother died in a shack (Hughes 9). These context clues give us the idea that this poem was set in the days of slavery or shortly after when African Americans were discriminated against. The narrator of the poem tells his audience a story of how he doesn’t like that he’s part black because of the way he is treated, but he then tells his audience he loves his mother and is sorry for wishing he was somebody else. Langston Hughes uses several poetic devices throughout “cross” to portray discrimination The poem is structured very well, as it flows easily. “Cross” consists of three separate quatrains each having end rhyme. The first quatrain has an end rhyme pattern of ABAB. End rhyme in the second quatrain follows the pattern ABCB, so the second and third line of the quatrain rhymes while the other two do not. This emphasizes the narrators regret for wishing he were not black. The third quatrain follows the same end rhyme pattern as the second, again emphasizing the narrators words as he wonders how he will die, considering he is neither completely white or black. Overall the poem has an Iambic rhythm which makes it flow very well. This poem sort of paints a picture in a person’s head. There are no figures of speech, but it is very descriptive. The narrator tells of is…
2 November 2012
In “Down at the Cross”, Baldwin paints a picture of the prejudice and hypocrisy his society faced. Though at first, it appears that all of Baldwin’s problems stemmed from the white people, the true problem lies within the fabricated parts of religion that make it so corrupt. Though the concept of religion is not wrong, the way people misuse it is.
Many people believe what they believe simply because it is convenient and safe. “And since I had been born…
Module 2 Assignment Joanna Cross
Assessment is a process of making a judgement or forming an opinion of your students learning. Assessment is used to evaluate what your students have learnt and what they need to learn for future progress and motivation. Its role in society is to inform the students and tutor whether learning is taking place. If not new strategies need to be put into place and lesson plans need to be modified to ensure learning does take place.
deal. The 2a District Cross Country meet in Panorama. Ahhhh there it is. Wait, that's it? That's my "life changing" event? I can practically hear the questions running through your mind. But just wait and hopefully by the end you'll have all your questions answered. Maybe I'll even inspire you. Maybe when you finish, you'll be able to understand my life just a little bit more.
Now before I get into the details of that glorious day I feel like I should explain cross country a little. Whatever…
International and Cross Culture
Intercultural Communication Obstacles and Solutions
With frequent commercial transactions, the trend of globalization becomes obvious. In this process, in order to reduce the cost occurs in plant, payroll and other things such as transportation; international companies and multicultural workplaces are commonplace. However, although there are many benefits in multicultural corporate…
Federation has been distributing food and clothing to more than 130,000 people since November 1995 in cooperation with the DPRK and the Red Cross. These people are totally dependent on the Red Cross for their subsistence.
Also in areas around us, Eugene/Springfield, Oregon, flooding has become a huge problem, and the Red Cross has helped the victims. The Red Cross helped clean the flooded houses, they helped fix the houses, they given out food, sandbags, and clothes, and they offered shelter for victims…
Cross cultural Management
Module Leader: Dr. Nathalie Van Meurs
Submitted by: Raheel Amir Awan
Date: 17 Dec. 2012
Literature review on subject of what are cultural differences in management? Using the guidance and articles provided in class and submitting works each seminar.
Cross Town Rivalry of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox
Major League Baseball (MLB) has become one of the most loved sports in America. Like most sports, rivalries are found between teams but not many are from the same town. The Chicago Cubs and the Chicago White Sox are cross town Rivals. This rivalry is also known as the BP Cross town Cup, Cross town Classic, The Windy City Showdown, Red Line Series, Halsted Street Series, City Series, Cross town Series, Cross town Cup or Cross…
Introduction to Cross-cultural Psychology Paper
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When trying to determine what culture is and how it affects individuals and groups within a culture one should consider a few questions that could truly help them identify important characteristics. Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Have the thoughts and opinions you have? Why you act and react the way you do? Have you ever asked yourself why you believe…