I really enjoyed your poem, there were a lot of parts that I could relate to. Your poem was very deep yet compelling, there were some very crucial subjects that most people won’t talk about that I thought you talked about very well. Overall, I enjoyed your poem 🙂
Your poem is very inspiring and I can tell that you have put a lot of thought into it, I also can tell that there is in fact a meaning behind it and I find your poem is quite good. I enjoyed your word choice and how every single line was well thought out and I overall enjoyed your poem very much.
I agree with many of the arguments you put in your writing. One argument I found particularly interesting was how you briefly brought up gun policies; and how you also talked a lot about the diversity of our country.
What is American culture? American culture can be defined by many different people in many different ways. The internet defines culture as beliefs, behaviors, and objects that are commonly correlated with members
I completely agree with you that the United States is a melting pot because everyday in our towns, cities, and states we are forming different cultures, languages, and more that not only shape us, but also our surrounding society. Additionally on this topic, the American culture is just the mixture of a ton of different ones that make America contain diversity, equality, and freedom throughout the country. Our culture heavily depends on other people’s standards, beliefs, heritage, and religion like you have said that creates a society where it does not matter. Overall in your passage I like your usage and examples of our different values that create a perspective of what being an American truly means to us as the people of the country. What values and beliefs do you think define America the best
I definitely agree with you about the fact that there are many definitions of American values, but there still are some that are commonly held by all Americans. For example, working hard, being independent, and the founding principles are all values we hold.
Sloane, this was a fantastic evaluation of what makes our country so special. Especially in the heat of political dispute, it’s important to remember the beauty of our nation. The United States is a beautiful place for cultures to mix and join in similar values. I liked how you used the term “melting pot” because it perfectly describes what we are. You did a great job of using examples and definitions to express your ideas. I too appreciate the diversity of the US and how it can shape us as individuals. Thank you for sharing your thoughts!
Sloane, thank you for informing me more about American culture. I strongly agree that America is a “melting pot” because every culture and their unique ideals makes up a integral part of who we are and our values as a society. America is diverse, and it thrives through our differences. A source you may want to look into for more information is https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-09-13/diversity-is-an-american-strength-not-weakness . They discuss in more detail how America thrives because of its “melting pot” ideal. What values do you think make America function through our differences? If you write anything else similar to this I would love to read it! -Anna
I definitely agree that culture relates to values to great extent. There are many ideas, values, and beliefs in America. Also, I agree to your statement about the variety of religion in the U.S. This is why we have “freedom of religion” in the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. I admire how you acknowledged how everyone is different when it comes to some things. Your argument on American creed is one of the best I’ve seen.
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