Thursday, January 3, 2013

A Very Simple Wish

“ I want to write an image like a log-cabin quilt pattern and stretch it across all the lonely people who just don’t fit in we might make a world if I do that “. In the poem “A Very Simple Wish”, Nikki Giovanni illustrates her emotional side and care for the world to convey her message to society. The poem seems very personal, and one can assume the speaker is Nikki Giovanni. I believe the idea of the poem is about taking care of people around the world.  During this time it seemed to be a lot of lonely, hungry and evil people in the world. However, the people who have the necessities to survive are too selfish to extend a hand to cure the loneliness and feed the hungry. The first stanza in the poem highlights one of the main problems in the world today. (Quoted at the beginning) People have the tendency to judge people based off this they are unable to control and Nikki Giovanni wanted to change that. She believed the world would be a better place if we only got along. She uses “I want “a lot, which shows her ideal wishes as to what she would like to happen to the world. A wish is having a strong desire to want something or wanting something to happen. Giovanni held a strong desire to change the world and make it suitable for every individual’s lifestyle. The message that has been shown in this poem would be the idea of having a wish and being able express it , even if it doesn’t come true.

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