Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Hughes, Oliver, and Parker

Lisa Parker`s poem, "Snapping Beans," illustrates the challenge that can arise within a person who is confronted with balancing a newly accepted way of life with their conflicting, traditional views.

Mary Oliver`s poem, "Mindful," describes a world that is here for our pure enjoyment and teaches that the best forms of this enjoyment comes from the most basic, ordinary things that the world has to offer.

Langston Hughes` short story, "Thank You, M`am," teaches that a positive attitude towards everything in life, particularly towards those who do you wrong, is the best way to address and change the problems of the world.

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