Rosa Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
Big Things Come in Small Packages
Rosa Parks was a normal lady. She didn't have any superpowers—in fact, as an African-American woman in the 1950s, she didn't have much power at all—but she did a really big thing for the Civil...
Rita Dove, Expert Mind Twister
For a poem so intent on painting a simple, modest picture of Rosa Parks, it does have some pretty complex phrases strung together. Dove probably isn't including these mind twisters because she's me...
In most U.S. History books what went down with Rosa Parks on December 1, 1955 is fairly clear-cut. That's sometimes what history books are good for—laying out the facts. But poems are good for mo...
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