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    In my observations and thoughts of reading the “The Fourth of July” by Audre Lorde‚ I found the reading to be quite empowering. The author walked me through a memory of her childhood that impacted her life quite greatly. As a result‚ I felt that the author was experiencing acts of racism when encountering Non African Americans. I found it quite interesting that the author used all her rage in order to create something positive and meaningful. I can connect to the author because I had a similar experience

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    Fourth of July is a holiday celebrated by many but is it really a celebration for all? “The Fourth of July” by Audre Lorde is about a trip her family had taken to Washington‚ D.C. to celebrate her sister and her graduation. Soon the trip turns into disappointment as she realizes the harsh truth of racism and humiliation. What her parents have been avoiding by not telling her the whole truth she learns during her week in Washington‚ D.C. Learning these things all at once makes her question why her

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    Wednesday‚ September 26‚ 2007 Textual analysis for "The Forth of July" In the essay “The Fourth of JulyAudre Lorde shares a story about a young black girl‚ herself‚ who struggles to find the answers to why her parents did not explain why things are the way they are or why they do not stand up for themselves. In the story the young girl and her family‚ which consists of her older sister and her parents‚ are taking a trip to Washington D.C. They are taking this trip because her sister‚ Phyllis

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    Audre Lorde On page 388 of the class’s anthology there is a work by Audre Lorde entitled “Power.” What interests me about this work is how Lorde expressed her poem(s) with a meaningful purpose; she expresses and explores pride‚ love anger‚ fear‚ racial and sexual oppression‚ urban neglect and personal survival. In connection‚ the question that I want to research is‚ where does Audre Lorde get her inspiration to write? Audre Lorde a self-styled black‚ lesbian‚ warrior‚ poet; dedicated her life

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    Audrey Lorde was a self described "Black lesbian‚ mother‚ warrior‚ poet." Her struggle against oppression on many fronts was expressed with a force and clarity that made her a valued voice for women‚ African Americans‚ and the gay‚ lesbian‚ bisexual and transgender community. However‚ in terms of dimensions of oppression that Audrey Lorde has experienced‚ oppression of African American women in terms of inequality seemed to be the most important. Lorde believed that bringing together divergent groups

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    Name-Chiagozie Harry Okeke Course-Lit 204 Instructor-Prof Lin Nulman Date-08-08-15 Biography Life of Audre Lorde (Final Writing Assignment) The poem writer‚ Audre Geraldine Lorde was born on February 18‚ 1934‚ in New York City. She was one of the leading African-American poet who her voice gave support with regards to racism‚ gender and sexuality. Her love for poetry writing started from her young age as a teenager. She also attended school at the Hunter

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    lie beneath the surface of that object. On word can mean a thousand different things in a thousand different languages‚ but do people actually look deep enough into that word or object to find the meanings that lie beneath? In the poem “Coal‚” by Audre Lorde there is a lot of meanings to one simple object that she is describing in her poem. Is she talking about how words can really effect someone‚ or is she really talking about race in particular‚ or is it about someone coming to truth with their sexuality

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    Brooke Reinke Howard 28 November 2012 Critique The Fourth of July The essay I chose to critique was “The Fourth of July‚” by Audre Lorde. This essay was astonishing. Shocked‚ angered‚ and upset‚ just some of the feelings I felt while engaging myself into this narrative. This essay left me wanting to fight for the main characters freedom‚ even though it took place in the 1960’s. Lorde did a really good job putting together this essay‚ and an amazing job portraying the message. It is as if

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    Audre Lorde’s‚ Uses of the Erotic‚ and Sapphire’s Push‚ both highlight important concepts surrounding women‚ race and sexuality. Lorde uses the word erotic and expresses it as a power that women possess. A power which she expresses is related to sex but not bound to it. Lorde emphasizes the importance of connecting with our bodies‚ our feelings‚ and those of other women as well. We as women have a power within us which we need to explore. On the other hand‚ Sapphire introduces us to a young African

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    justice related issues both Audre Lorde‚ author of “Sister Outsider‚” and Alike‚ the protagonist from the movie Pariah address issues regarding sexual discrimination and racism. Both of these women are black‚ lesbian‚ females who operate as every other person but are seen as different due to their sexual orientation. Lorde expresses herself as being classified by others as deviant‚ inferior‚ or just plain wrong because she is lesbian (Pg. 114). Alike‚ as well as Lorde‚ endured the same dehumanizing

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