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My favorite poem from the handout was, Bury Me in a Free Land. It was my favorite poem because I liked the authors language and subject. The language stood out in the 5th stanza, "I'd shudder and start if I heard the bay of blood-hounds seizing their human prey," it stood out to me because it portrayed some of the horrible acts of slavery. A question i have about the poem is, so was the author buried in free land or slave-owning land?
A piece of writing that impacted me was The Glass Castle. In this writing the author, Jeannette Walls, wrote about her life growing up with a alcoholic dad and a neglecting mother, this impacted me because it showed me how hard her life was growing up. She grew up running from place to place and most of the time when her dad was actually around he was either drunk or passed out. Her mom refused to work and Jeanette and her brother and sisters would often have to force her to go to work when she did have a job. Although through all the problems the family had, they still loved and looked after each other. I am very fortunate to not have grown up in a family identical to theirs. My mom is always looking out for my siblings and I and does everything she can to give us the best life possible. My dad only ever drinks a beer or two about once a week and has no problem holding a job like Jeanette's did. I have much respect for Jeannette for over coming her troubled past and making something of herself.