The poem is an example of irony. The use of irony and imagery are contributes to this poem. The words “fierce,” “wild,” and “guns” all are images of fights and riots (6-7). An example of irony in this poem is the mother dresses her child in her nice clothes for church with her white gloves, which represents the first Sunday holy commune. The images shift to innocence nature with the words “rose petal sweet”
During this time Rosa Parks was arrested for failure to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus. In 1955, the incident regarding the bus lite a fire under the Civil Rights Movement. Kings experience, passion for the cause and position in the community gave him the credentials to become a leader of the 381 day boycott of the city buses. On December 20, 1956, the Supreme Court ruled segregated buses to be unconstitutional this was a major victory for the Civil Rights cause and also proved that Kings non-violent methods of protest could yield
The white shoes give the reader a feeling of her innocence, white is a color that is usually implied to describe peace. The mother’s worries are further described as she hears the loud thunder coming from the church. The description of her eyes getting “wet and wild”, her screaming for her child, and the search through the church’s debris give a sense of despair for her biggest worries may come true. Lastly, the discovery of the white shoe symbolizes the little girl’s innocence lost, and the biggest of the mother’s worries as a reality. 2.
How can historical references in poetry effectively convey a message? Dudley Randall answers that question in his poem, “Ballad of Birmingham” (see Content Note) which was written after the bombing of an African American church that killed four young girls. Randall uses historical facts from the bombing to create an imagined conversation between a mother and daughter before the September 13, 1963 bombing. Therefore, as a historical critic, I can parallel historical facts related to the church bombing to the message in Randall’s poem. To show this I will discuss: force, confidentiality, safety, and a message.
One would think that she would much rather play outside than march for her people. I think the mother would be the one who would want to go to the march to benefit her people. The mother fears for her child’s safety and sends her, to what she believes is a safe place, to church. In the end the church is bombed. The poem consists of eight, four-line stanzas.
This is why documentaries are most effective in grabbing an audience’s attention on a subject matter having to do with exploitation, injustice, and racism; they show the cruelty and disrespect the victims are faced with. Four Little Girls, a documentary directed by Spike Lee, is an example of this. He interviews those that were involved or held knowledge of the bombing at 16th St. Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963. He speaks with officials and professionals, preachers, family members and childhood friends of the four girls killed at this incident. At the same time that these interviews are going on, there are clips from the 50’s and 60’s of black protesters, marches, and beatings relevant to the political and social crisis of the day.
Dozens of public buses stood idle for months, severely damaging the bus transit company's finances. The black community persevered in their boycott, until the law requiring segregation on public buses was lifted. Rosa Parks' belief in God and her religious convictions were at the core of everything she did. It was a recurrent theme in her book, Quiet Storm she wrote, "I'd like for readers to know that I had a very spiritual background and that I believe in church and my faith and that has helped to give me the strength and courage to live as I did." When asked why she didn’t give up her seat Ms.
REACTION TO JONESTOWN By Toni Miller The scariest thing about “Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple” is that so many of the followers of Jim Jones, the demented man who led them to commit mass suicide, appear to have been intelligent, idealistic, and charismatic. On Nov. 18, 1978, more than 900 of them died after drinking poisoned Kool-Aid in what this documentary called the largest mass suicide in US history. In the movie it said Jim Jones founded his church over twenty years before, in Indiana. He preached and stressed the need for racial brotherhood and integration and his group helped feed the poor and help them find jobs. I believe that’s what drew people to follow him.
I got up and held Linda’s hand, grabbed her backpack and we were heading to the bus station. We passed by the “white’s only” school next to where we lived; Linda would always beg me to take her to that school; she always thought that the whites were better than her and she always wished that she was white and not black. That thought of my grandchild thinking that the whites are better than her angers me. She needs to understand that we are all equal but apparently even the whites don’t think that. They always think that they can always treat us slaves even when were not anymore.
Drowning in her own pool of ignorance, Lula criticizes Jem and Scout’s presence at the black church despite their relation to Atticus Finch, the one lawyer in America self-righteous enough to defend a black man. On top of that, Lula puts her own community at risk just to make a point. For example, if any white child either than Jem and Scout had accompanied Calpurnia to church; Lula’s behavior would lead to the churches ‘early demise. Yet, she still defies Jim Crow Laws to make a