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Composition II Poetry Taking a closer look at America Let America be the dream dreamers dreamed- Let it be that great strong land of love where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme that any man be crushed by one above Let yourself wonder and think back to your first ancestor to cross the gigantic chilling seas risking all to start over in America This is what they would be desperately wanting and repeatedly saying to themselves This captured sence of reality is what drew me to write about this poem The desperate and anxious emotions that appear throughout its stanza gives the poem its ancient background of how America was found From people searching for a free and fair world to them just looking for a little peace and chance The chance to start a wealthy and prosperous life with the fortune and opportunity they all have come to hear about Within the first stanza the author imagines back to a time when he had dreamt of a land so beautiful and caring in which he could start over and is free to live his life as he wishes The author though has already realized his false hope since reaching the place in his dreams America It has turned out to be nothing like he had anticipated or hoped for He asks let America be America again pleading for the America he had once dreamed of He next describes the difference between England and America above where kings can not govern you as they wish and people of a higher social status cannot push you around He feels he is deceived by this freedom and power for there is still so much prejudice and discrimination The reader realizes exactly how beautiful this mans hope for America is in the line equality is in the air we breathe He only meant for a world of harmony and compromise where possession was
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