Essays Tagged: "Yusef Komunyakaa"

Anaylsis Yusef Komunyakaa's poem, "Tu Do Street"

U.S., how would a black soldier be treated overseas by his white comrades? The award winning poet, Yusef Komunyakaa not only took a tour of duty in Vietnam, he wrote many poems about his experience w ... tribulations that an African American soldier would endure during a tour of duty in Vietnam. Yusef Komunyakaa was born on April 29, 1947, in Bogalusa, Louisiana. The Deep South was very segrega ...

(5 pages) 19 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Facing It," by Yusef Komunyakaa.

Facing It," by Yusef Komunyakaa talks about a war which most, if not all Americans are familiar with. The ever so c ... r freedom."I'm stone, I'm flesh" (5). The stone on the wall must have felt like stone in his blood. Yusef says that he is stone. I believe he is saying he has died in the war. Maybe he did not die phy ... any of my best friends' names on a wall reflecting their service and sacrifice in a war. I like how Yusef describes his feelings as he looks at the wall. My insides would burn with anger, sadness and ...

(4 pages) 58 0 4.2 Sep/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > Asian History

Nature in "Dien Cai Dau."

I have chosen to provide my interpretation for two of Yusef Komunyakaa's poems ("Camouflaging the Chimera"; "Tunnels") from his collection of poems, known ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Yusef Komunyakaa with bibliography

levant to the poem itself. It is a challenge to interpret his work, and that's the reason I like it.Yusef Komunyakaa was born on April 29th, 1947 in Bogalusa, Louisiana. He was the oldest of five chil ... ets to heavenWithout going through you first.Bibliography:Jones, Paul "The Internet Poetry Archive" Yusef KomunyakaaThe Academy of American Poets 1997--2004 Yusef KomunyakaaBrunner, Edward "Modern Ame ...

(3 pages) 16 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

The Memories of a Veteran

Yusef Komunyakaa's poem, "Facing It," speaks ofthe disturbed memories of a veteran. In the poem, the ...

(2 pages) 29 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Writing post-wartime poetry in America: Allen Ginsberg's "America" and Yusef Komunyakaa's "A Break from the Bush"

rors how American society reacted to war. However, Allen Ginsberg wrote about the World War II. and Yusef Komunyakaa's war themes are about Vietnam, they are both highly critical in writing post-warti ... issues. There were millions of veterans who served in Vietnam at a very young age, one of them was Yusef Komunyakaa. In spite of Ginsberg, his war experiences are real, he served in Vietnam as a mili ...

(8 pages) 43 0 5.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Critical analysis of Yusef Komunyakaa's "Thanks."

On the outside of Yusef Komunyakaa's "Thanks" is a very hopeless type of story about a young man in the Vietnam War wh ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry

Comparison of the writing tactics used in "The Things They Carried" by Tim O' Brien and "Dien Cai Dau" by Yusef Komunyakaa

The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien and Dien Cai Dau by Yusef Komunyakaa, are two reading selections that recall different memories and emotions from the Vi ... o continue throughout O'Brien's unraveling of the experiences of war.Similar to O'Brien's examples, Yusef Komunyakaa has his own effective ways of expressing the same theme through the use of poetry. ... hosts in my sleep, with the Southern Cross balanced on a branch weighing a cloud of sparrows." Here Yusef describes how the deaths of all of the soldiers, especially the younger ones, would haunt his ...

(6 pages) 21 0 0.0 Nov/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American


e of things, I am then moving on to a more disheartening type of poem. This poem is "Facing It", by Yusef Komunyakaa. In "The Tyger", by Blake, I really enjoy many lines of this poem. This whol ... hat I like to go in to lift with the mindset of to cause fear and chaos.When I read "Facing It", by Yusef, I thought of the stereotypical Vietnam veteran who could not escape the trauma. I can picture ...

(3 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


are the best teachers. Such as: Mark Doty, Randell Jarell, Lucille Clifton, Gary Snyder, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Tennyson, Wordsworth, Longfellow, Richard Hugo, Dereck Mahon, Pablo Neruda, Goran ...

(1 pages) 19 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Dien Cai Dau-Book Analysis

Losing One’s Identity Through HardshipsThe poetry involved in Yusef Komunyakaa’s “Dien Cai Dau” is about the hardships of the Vietnamese War. It in ... experiences that the people had in life, through imagery they are able to reveal the lost identity.Yusef Komunyakaa’s experience in the Vietnamese war is expressed through the feelings and the i ... thology of American Poetry. 1st ed. Ed. Jay Parini. Columbia University Press, 1995. 551Komunyakaa, Yusef. Dien Cai Dau. Connecticut: Wesleyan Poetry, 1988.Tate, James “The Lost Pilot”. The ...

(8 pages) 10 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Sir Robert Peel's Twelve Principles or Standards of Policing

Running Head: FACING IT 1Facing ItJoseph E. McAdooBethel UniversityFor Yusef, the memorial is more that it appears: it is just cold stone, but something he identifies with ... e the stone. In the black mirror a woman's trying to erase names: no, she is brushing a boy's hair. Yusef Komunyakaa, (1988).FACING IT 3The poem's title is "Facing It." What is the speaker facing? How ... T 3The poem's title is "Facing It." What is the speaker facing? How would you describe his attitude?Yusef Komanuyakaa's poem "Facing It" is a brutal examination of the affects that war leaves upon men ...

(4 pages) 1 0 0.0 Jun/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers