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WWII Poetry Analysis

The poem called Death That Need Not Have Been by Flora Hendricks is a poem that describes the author’s view on horrible events and deaths that occur during the second world war. The author mentions how she feels “the loneliness” and how the scene makes her “heart sick”. The mood and tone of the poem thenContinue reading “WWII Poetry Analysis”

Nationalism

In my opinion, nationalism isn’t always a bad thing. It isn’t wrong for people to have great love and respect for their own nation, but it becomes harmful once the idea is used in the wrong way. I think that nationalism can be beneficial because it can unite people and find commonality among a population.Continue reading “Nationalism”

War of Ideas

In my opinion, values that are labeled “modern” or “progressive” aren’t always better. They often appeal to people since they are usually created in order to adjust and reform certain traditional ways or ideas, making the society feel like it’s becoming more civilized and advanced. Personally, I think that a lot of progressive movements areContinue reading “War of Ideas”

Childhood Rebellion

Personally, I think that childhood rebellion is inevitable. Some children might express it earlier than others and some might even be more extreme; but ultimately, I think that every child goes through a phase of having an urge to rebel. I would even go as far as to say that childhood rebellion contributes greatly toContinue reading “Childhood Rebellion”

Poem inspired by Rumi

Since the poem I chose to analyze is written in a set of questions in order to help the readers reflect on their own answers while also portraying Rumi’s beliefs, my poem will be what my answers to those questions would be. Therefore, my original poem can be labeled as a response to This MarketContinue reading “Poem inspired by Rumi”

Rumi Poetry Analysis

THIS MARKETCan you find another market like this?Where, with your one roseyou can buy hundreds of rose gardens?Where, for one seed you geta whole wilderness? For one weakbreath, the divine wind? In this poem, Rumi reflects an important idea from Sufism: oneness with God. It can be implied that the one “seed” written in theContinue reading “Rumi Poetry Analysis”

Culture and Morality

Growing up in Thailand, I’ve always been taught to be very respectful to elders. I used to study in a Thai school before coming to ICS and students were constantly being reinforced that we were in a lower hierarchy than our teachers. As an asian, I obviously don’t have a problem with teaching kids toContinue reading “Culture and Morality”

Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was drafted to ensure that all humans deserve to have their rights and freedoms regardless of their origins or backgrounds. Personally, I think that it is also a proof that humanity has not lost all of its hope because, at the very least, we still care about what isContinue reading “Human Rights”

Haiku

Ouch, My Eyes sun with beams so bright birds that sing with all their might eyes squint through the light.

Poem from the Mountain Village

“In this mountain villagewhere I’ve given upall hope of visitors,how drab would life bewithout my loneliness“ Loneliness is, ironically, portrayed in the poem as being the only thing that is keeping the author’s world from being too dull. The author uses imagery to describe the setting as being very isolated from people, which ultimately setsContinue reading “Poem from the Mountain Village”

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