I definitely think you are dead on about the ending, too. Reading this they will reflect and understand what they were faced during this particular war. However, the poem is also a universal and real description of the pain that comes about for a soldier when remembering the horror of war. A primary tool that Yusef Komunyakaa uses to interconnect his emotions are imagery. The name Andrew Johnson probably was a loved one or a good friend. The smoke signifies the smoke of the gun fires that caused these deaths.
That is why the poem is dramatic. As a veteran that he reads the name and feels as though he should see his name with theirs craved into the wall. You can tell that he is reflecting on himself both by seeing his reflection in the wall and also the mental part of it. Things that didn't have much meaning before is starting to look as if it means something different to him. Would you like to read more poems by this poet? With this, a great disparity is noticed between the past struggles of the poet and the present emotional feelings. But alas, he is once again in reality, and the soldiers cannot be resurrected.
He's trying very hard not to let things get on top of him. My peers were used to reading Langston Hughes, Edgar Allen Poe, or Maya Angelou, and I did not want to disappoint them by trying something new. He is not only in his real world, standing and looking at the Vietnam Memorial, but also in the detail of his memories. Thus, it is mainly the similarities in colour that tends to depict the people who were associated with the memorial Reddy and TuSmith 148. War has become a part of the hero's life, even after the ending. Deep down he would like those names to disappear with that woman, in the here and now.
He sees his friend trying to escape, but his limb remains in the memory, lost forever, the cause of his death. He's looking back - the simile introduces a bird of prey, and a fixed, staring pose - the more he looks the darker his profile at an angle against the morning light. I agree with you that this poem is talking about a man who came back from war and is now dealing with the emotional after effects. At the end of his poem, Dunbar calls for help from his black community and evoke sympathy and remorse from the white people. However, as he in fact touches Andrew Johnson's name, Yusef finds that he did not share these men's ultimate end. In general, the storyline of… 857 Words 4 Pages Yusef Komunyakaa is an alum of Colorado State University, as well as a writer with a 43 year long career, and a poet with a widespread reach throughout the poetic community. I go down the 58,022 names, half-expecting to find my own in letters like smoke.
Unfortunately, for John, the company became too big for him to oversee since he was an entrepreneur. The branded symbol that is left could be positive or negative, but there is no doubt that it has caused a wave of all-encompassing feeling. A plane in the sky. Participants of literary works are writers and listeners. He says that he found his 'black face' fading into the granite of the memorial wall. That would eradicate the past, the decision, the war, the battles, the bombs, the deaths.
The first theme in the play is that Willy Loman has an incorrect perception about The American Dream and this not only causes his failure but also that of his sons. Komunykaa, Yusef, and Muna Asali. In his desperation he thinks she may be bringing his friends back from the dead. Soldiers going through these heroic actions such as our author tend to often have a lot of things on their plates and can definitely go through a lot of hardships in order to get on with their lives. We can imagine a person who is exact, who has no preconceptions, but a person who swallows everything he sees — now that's a stretch.
In fact, he did and he discussed with me how hard it was to see a dozen names of men he knew that were put on that wall. Blackberries This poem is about innocence of a child who was merrily picking berries from a thicket in the woods. For the figurative meaning it can be interpreted that as life goes on the names will always remain on the wall. Perhaps the speaker is feeling guilt; guilt; that he is not on the granite name list, that he is not one of the dead. Did he lose it in the war? This man is lost on the arch of regrets that was fighting in a reign of Vietnamese terror.
Although years have gone by, these recollections are still affecting how he lives. I was always the student who preferred to sit back, relax, and read R. Need we mention all the songs it has composed? The first two lines of the poem set the mood of fear and gloom which is constant throughout the remainder of the poem. He was assigned to be a correspondent and editor of the military newspaper, called the The Southern Cross. It is most commonly thought that Komunyakaa is the narrator, telling this poem in first person straight from his memories of the Vietnam War. Such recollection might be of her childhood memories with her.