Maya Angelou On The Pulse Of Morning Analysis

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“We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that these are life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness.” The declaration of independence was made hundreds of years ago but not many people have those rights. Maya Angelou wrote the poem “On The Pulse Of Morning” for president Clintons inaugural in 1992. Her poem describes what people had to endure to live the American dream and she states that we belong here and nothing can take that dream away from us. Living in America in the past has been very difficult, you had to do something to be someone. For example, Maya Angelou begins with the dinosaurs were once here but they died and all we have left…show more content…
Today, their bones are the last vestige we have. They were once the greatest things alive and today they are only remembered for their immense size and not for their intelligence. We have the power to be remembered throughout the hands of time. We can do great things that help our country progress, or die without being as important as the dinosaurs. Therefore, not everyone is perfect, and people are ignorant. We have created many things but we use our words and intelligence to kill and destroy. Some people need to think before they act. They only think about themselves and they think that their actions will not affect the lives of people around them. We just want to be better than anyone else. It’s in our American nature. There are a lot of countries full of pride, and they will be ready for anything that comes their way. Anyone would fight for what they believe in they would feel proud of their country and wouldn’t let others ideas get in between theirs. Many were told that they weren’t going to get anything by coming to America, but they followed their dreams and headed towards America. Since most people wanted change, everyone is a descendant of a traveler. We kicked out the Indians and even killed to settle our villages. The white sold, tortured, and stole slaves. The road towards freedom and a new morning day is not going to be easy, but our ancestors showed is it was not impossible

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