scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 797
The Gift Outright was the poem recited for the presidential inauguration on January 20 1961 for John F Kennedy In January 20 1993 exactly thirty two years later Maya Angelou read her inaugural poem for Bill Clintons inauguration These poems denote the beginning of new decisions and a new beginning for our nation They give a personal touch to the new presidential inauguration and serve as a ray of light to guide our nation into better times The poems both portrayed that the country was in the stages of new beginnings and added hope They go through the past to form a base for the future of the new administration The poems finally say that such poetry brings enlightenment as well as hope to the rising nation in these times of transition As a way of starting a new beginning these poems were selected to express the positive change hopefully that will occur in our government The Gift Outright and the Inaugural Poem told a tale of our lands history and how we had grown to set the stage for the threshold of a new country In some ways a presidential inauguration is the climax of an old and start of a new era We put our country into the hands of a new leader and he will hopefully realize our mistakes our ancestors made and will improve our future Learning about the past will give us a road to start on and new choices to take The poem mentions that if we understand the past we will correct ourselves and walk onwards in the future An inauguration period is the time in which a nation must reflect on its past and think about the future It signifies new leadership and a need to improve on the old ways Maya Angelos poem the Inaugural Poem was musical thought drawn out in the way it is written on paper It was very instrumental and distributed proportionally
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA