Let America Be America Again
When I was told that I had to pick a poem to memorize for the WW fenn, I was at first stumped because I didn’t know what I wanted to do. After hours of grinding on poem miner, and poem hunter in search of a poem that best fits me, I ended up finding a poem by my favorite poet Langston Hughes. Let America be America again is a poem that talks about the American dream that never existed for the lower-class Americans and the freedom and equality that every immigrant hoped for but never achieved. When I first saw this poem I thought it was extremely long and that there will be no way I will be able to memorize it. After sometime of reading it over and over again I learned that I really love this poem and it speaks to me immensely. Another reason why I chose this poem was because I had already did this last year and unfortunately I didn’t make it to all school meeting. I really wanted to make it last year but I was unlucky. This year was my redemption year for me, and I plan on doing way better than I did last year. My method for memorizing this speech is doing it chunk by chunk, aka stanza by stanza. While I am memorizing this poem I realized it’s actually not that hard and that if I put the effort into it, it won’t be hard. In conclusion I chose this poem because I felt that it related to me a lot and I wanted to give myself a challenge so I chose a hard poem. I usually chose Langston Hughes poems because they are really long, easy to memorize but they also have a deep meaning to them. I love this poem.