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    • POEM: On Being Brought From Africa To America by Phillis Wheatley (7/1/2007 5:48:00 AM)

      Of course this poem is sarcastic! Even without the italics, it is hard not to understand it. Those previous comments show that slavery still lacks understanding and interest from new generations, or that intolerance prevails so much so that it is still believed that African American felt thanksful from having been kidnapped from cultures as rich or even richer than what was 17th,18th or 19Th America. That torture and rapes have been forgotten and their oppressors thanked for having brought them the enlightment of Christianism and American values. Seems that the Myth of the Old South is still alive, and it saddens me to hear such comments, even well meant. Although any comment has a right to be ewpressed, obviously, and we are all here to make mistakes and learn, it still shocks me a bit... This poem reminds me of a text written by Montesquieu: De l'Esclavage des Negres... Bonne lecture!

    • POEM: Beyond The Sea by Thomas Love Peacock (6/24/2007 12:04:00 PM)

      This poem expresses what i have always felt it seems... But i have found the way to be that bird, and live beyond the sea. Thank you Neptune

    • POEM: Plato by Phillip Erb (6/22/2007 5:06:00 AM)

      Indeed.......................................

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