Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"Dear White America" by Danez Smith

I chose the poem "Dear White America" by Danez Smith. The poem starts out with the speaker talking about how he wants to leave Earth and find another place to live, because it doesn't seem like he belongs. Throughout the poem he talks about how white people have been treating black people throughout the years. He hints on the subjects of slavery, gun violence, and violence against black people overall. Besides the message of the poem, Smith speaks with a passionate and loud voice. He speaks with a genuine feeling of anger, outrage, and unjust. When the poem comes to an end he refers back to the beginning. He says that he will leave Earth and create his own story that belongs only to his people and cant be changed by anyone else.

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