Is America Still The Bully Analysis

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Is America still the bully? This poem is really interesting combining history and imagery at the same time. Irony is a central theme in the poem. Roosevelt statue seems to be assigned with a role of the bully since we know who the weaker party was during the Spanish American War. The imagery of war is associated with the sounds of the poem. You do have to have a background in understanding the events described. During the Spanish-American War, Roosevelt was a major supporter of going to war with the Spanish, although it was seen as unnecessary by President McKinley and others (Spanish-American War). Initially Roosevelt is not painted in such a negative light. The statue is described as being “nostalgic” of a time long lost, and imagery is

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