Poem Review

I found that the poem showed in class last session had a very powerful message. The narrator had a goal and that was to prove why she was irate about being judged by others for speaking broken forms of english. These forms of english are thought to be “hood” by some and are looked down upon as a slang version of the language. She was defending her side by saying that she is not less smart for speaking broken english by demonstrating her amazing poetry skills. She explains the reason she and so many speak this way is because the english language was forced upon them when her ancestors were forced into the slave trade centuries prior. I agree with her and find her message to be inspirational that no one should allow another persons judgment influence how they live their life.

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