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English1213 Midterm: Lawrence Ferlinghetti- The World Is a Beautiful Place

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Dedication to Democracy

Now I hope you like this because I worked really hard on it.

It is our dedication to democracy

that deports our children to their deaths-

 

Direct action is the only way

to demonstrate our disparage

toward other domains-

 

Countries will be depopulated,

the innocent will die,

but it is ok,

because it is not me

My poem is like Feringhetti’s in that we both use satire to prove our point. We use satire to show that people do not care about the evils of the world as long as it does not affect them directly. Another similarity is the subject, which I stated before. The approach of both our poems to the subject is more direct; neither uses a lot of symbolism.