scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 738
Pleasure Dome Yusef Komunyakaas book of poetry is basically about the deep bearing of war and components of jazz music These poems have powerful themes and plenty symbolism While the other poems in this book do not mainly deal with war and jazz they correspond to racial identity and sexual content In the two poems Facing It and We Never Know Yusef Komunyakaa tells two stories that deal with war during and after In the first poem Facing it the story teller is standing in front of Vietnam memorial years later after war He is caught in an emotional state from flashing back to the past In the second poem We Never Know the story teller is right in the middle of war with numerous gun shots being fired His enemy has died and shows honor and civilization by turning him over Both poems end by showing respect to innocent people who have died in war Although the first poem is happening many years later the second poem is happening during war Both poems have the same argument or theme innocent tragedy Komunyakaa is a poet who puts together components of his own life into his poems He was born on April 29 1947 in Bogalusa Louisiana After graduating high school he enlisted in the United States army in 1965 to enter a tour in Vietnam Komunyakaa came along way to become a prize winning poet scholar and professor He not only uses the theme of war in Facing It and We Never Know but also uses blues and jazz In his work Jasmine he uses club music and two women to combine his love for jazz music Komunyakaas poetry is described as a dream of American poetryIn the first poem Facing It Komunyakaa uses powerful emotions and imagery throughout this poem The poem begins with the reflection of his face as he stares into Vietnams Veterans Memorial for the first time When the
@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