Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blog Question - Due by 3/7/11 at Midnight

Based on the poem we read in class, do you agree with the author's message or theme? Are we one large human family? Explain why or why not. (Refer to the poem below to refresh your memory.)

Human Family


Poem by Dr. Maya Angelou
Read at the dedication of the Disney Millennium Village


I note the obvious differences
in the human family.
Some of us are serious,
some thrive on comedy.


Some declare their lives are lived
as true profundity,
and others claim they really live
the real reality.


The variety of our skin tones
can confuse, bemuse, delight,
brown and pink and beige and purple,
tan and blue and white.


I've sailed upon the seven seas
and stopped in every land.
I've seen the wonders of the world,
not yet one common man.


I know ten thousand women
called Jane and Mary Jane,
but I've not seen any two
who really were the same.


Mirror twins are different
although their features jibe,
and lovers think quite different thoughts
while lying side by side.


We love and lose in China,
we weep on England's moors,
and laugh and moan in Guinea,
and thrive on Spanish shores.


We seek success in Finland,
are born and die in Maine.
In minor ways we differ,
in major we're the same.


I note the obvious differences
between each sort and type,
but we are more alike, my friends
than we are unalike.


We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.


We are more alike, my friends,
than we are unalike.

55 comments:

Anonymous said...

i think the author is right we are one family. we all are humans and we have a lot in common.

by cason wagner

Anonymous said...

-Shaniece- I think the author is right that we are one BIG family. Also I believe that we are different in our own way, but is the same as one.

Anonymous said...

I do agree with the lesson of the poem, how it teaches how we are one large family. Even though we are different races, religion, and are born from different countries, there's no point to judge someone cause they aren't really that different from you.
We are all alike in some way. (:

-----> Miranda Singleton ;*.

Anonymous said...

YASINKULMIYA yes i agree because she tiring to till us that we are the same we are all human. and black people wanna be successful even white people so she say that we some way alike and some way different.

Anonymous said...

yes i agree with the author's message.yes we are one large human family because we all have some things alike.




by claude T

Cassandra Skye Wren said...

I believe that we are one large big family. Because god created us. And he our father. So basically even though its funny he gave birth to us all. So, yeah we are all a great big huge family. Thats why all my Besties are my brothers and Sisters. I Love You All.

Cassandra Skye Wren

Anonymous said...

yes, i believe we are all one big family. everyone may look different but on the inside we are almost all the same.

Michael Manuel

Anonymous said...

I think we are one big family because even though we are different such as our skins and genders, we also have a lot similarities such as loving our family and ect.
by Richie Llanos

Natale said...

heYes I agree with the author saying that we are all one large human family because of course everyone has their differences...nobody is the same, but when you look at the bigger things we are the same. We all are students have are own familes go to school and try hard and different things each and every day.
Just beacuse you dont look the same as someone doesn't mean that you can't think the same or be friend either.
:)

Anonymous said...

NO matter what your race is, every person is equal to one another.we,re all equal because all of us can be successful in life.BONKE R

Anonymous said...

I agree with the author's message because everyone has their differences from each other , at the end of the day everyone is just alike in the same way .
- Kiana Ferguson

almira said...

yes i agree,we are 1 large human family because we are all the same but we are different colored skin.We have many similarities and many differences.

Anonymous said...

i think we are a big human family because we are all human and no matter what u should love the people around you.



~beatriz rodriguez~

Anonymous said...

i do agree with what Maya Angelou says. People on the outside can be very different but we have a lot of things in common then we though.We will never know that if you try it and discover it for yourself.




Jazmine Cheek

Anonymous said...

i do agree with her because all humans are alike in more ways than they are different ! we all have something in common . Even if it just loving family and friends or maybe indoor or outdoor activities ! we all have something in common but few different !


- chantelle , brunson ' <3 `

Anonymous said...

yes i do think that we are all one big human family because we all have something in common. also we might have the same personality as others that we might not know about.

~nyla robinson

Anonymous said...

I disagree , you have to know your family . Have a chance to love them . I don't love a complete stranger . I agree with her when she says we are more a like than we are different , because we are .

-- | $ophia // .
Period : 3

Anonymous said...

Yes i do agree because no matter what religion you are or what ever you think we a reganated from the same family




from kid kapri

Anonymous said...

yea because we all should love each other and that"what we all should do so that"what i think john robertson

Sarah Bennett said...

I do agree with the authors theme. I believe that everyone is one large family. There may be differences between everybody, like hair color, age, eyes, etc. But those are just words. It is the feelings and personalities that really count. So yes, I do believe that we are more alike than we are unalike.
~Sarah Bennett:)

Anonymous said...

I do agree with the author's message. And we're one large human family because we're all living the real world we all have different emotions we're all the same but in different ways.




-Mildalees Castro

Anonymous said...

that means that u are more alike than we are different and people are all the same and we have more we have a lot of things income than we are unalike that is what that means by mahado adan

Ms. Short said...

All of your comments are very thoughtful. How do you think you might go about trying to convince someone to feel differently if they didn't think everyone from everywhere was important regardless of race or anything else?

Anonymous said...

yes i think the author is right because we all are one family we all are human beings and we have a lot of things in common also we are different in many ways but we all are one just like the poem we read.

by;JANAJA MITCHELL

Anonymous said...

I think Mya Angelou is trying to say we have our difference by color, gender,or religion but at the end of the day we are all humans and we all live on Earth.


_Jimmeshia Ware :D

Anonymous said...

Dannielle Destiney Davis
yes i do agree with what the poem is saying because we are a one big human family because we were born in gods hands all together to be a big happy human family by Dannielle Destiney Davis

Anonymous said...

Yes i agree that we are all one big family and that we all are alike in many ways and we are also different in many ways too.You just have to look closely.-yoan rodriguez

Anonymous said...

i think the author is right because we all are family in gods way,but some of us have are own apinoins about every-thing.not every body think the same.and the poem teaches some of us how to come together,it teaches some us lessons in witch we speak.but yea everybody is family.


Trezure jennings

Anonymous said...

i think the author is right we are one family.People on the outside can be very different but in the inside we are the same.. Some people have thing in common..

Jasmine Cole !!

Anonymous said...

I Agree We Are Alike ..But We Are Also Different In Our Own Way.... -Nina.

Anonymous said...

i think they auther is right because every one have something in common some way or enother. tozzik steward

vishma said...

yes i agree yes we are large human family because we are all human and living thing

Anonymous said...

I think the poem was written nice. I believe we are all one. I think the poem was different.


by Elia Mainirafasha

Anonymous said...

yes i do because people are more alike than unlike that is why and people are the same more that is why by mahado adan

Anonymous said...

yes i agree with the author because the author was writing about people different also we are a family.
we are a humans also and we are form in different country and the same humans.....
by hae kue ..

Anonymous said...

yes i agree with author's because we are more alike than unlike








by thedahpaw

Anonymous said...

i think we are because we are one family we are the same = we are all love our family we love each other we want to be a good people and we are more a like.......



by..Lah Yoo Htoo...

Anonymous said...

YES I AGREE WITH THE AUTHOR BECAUSE WE ARE ALL THE SAME HUMAN AND WE ARER ONE BIG FAMILY

MU TER KLER

Anonymous said...

yes the author is right we are large family and i agree with the author and i think this pome is so great and it make me feel like i in my country. lots of different people and we can be friend even those they have different skin is also make u feel like large family

post by: pawlee

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree because we are human family.

Thweh bway

Geneve said...

Yes, I agree with the author's theme because we may be different on how we look or what gender we are but everyone has a lot of similarities. We are one big family because we are alike in someone that we may not be able to see but we have more similarities than differences.
You can convince someone that doesn't believe this by showing that they are alike to someone who is really different.

Geneve Cung :)

shireesha tummala said...

yes...i agree the author is right that we are a HUGE family!!we maybe differ in minor ways but but we all should be united......:)




SAMEERA MANDALIKA

Anonymous said...

yes i agree what the author says!we all are one HUGE family!! we may differ in minor ways but we all are one! we may differ some ways like interests,likes, dislikes.....!!we all are one BIG FAMILY............



SAMEERA MANDALIKA

Anonymous said...

I think the author is right we are on family.. People on the outside can be very different but in the we are just the same.. People have a lot in common..

- Jasmine Cole !!

Anonymous said...

I do agree with the authors message. I think that were are all one big family because we are all human and we all have a heart, we all have lungs, toes, arms and feet. Just because we have different skin colors dosen't mean that we don't have a heart or we all shouldn't have the same rights. We are also different when it comes to our personalitys and our opinions and thoughts about things but over all we are a family. When ever the world started it came from something, it could've came from a rock for all we know and we al came from that rock. Whether you want to believe it or not we are all related in the long run and we all really are the same :)


- Arianna Rose Maire Paradine <3

Anonymous said...

I think we are one big family because we do have alot in common and we are 99% alike so yes we are all one big family.
-Amina b.

Anonymous said...

I agree that we are all one big family. We are all people and should be considered as one. The only obstacle that stands in our way is racism and violence. No matter what were all alike in unique ways.

Joseph Garcia

Anonymous said...

I agree with the author, we are one huge family. We may look different on the outside apperance but we are alike in the inside.






By: Kayla Turner

Anonymous said...

i also agree we are all one family it doesnt really matter what race you are




~FROM Munirah Allen Carina Hampton

Anonymous said...

I think the author is right that we are one big human family because we are all humans that live in one place


Johnny Duong

Anonymous said...

yes I do think that the author is right, we are all one human family .Even though we are not blood related we are apart of one big huge family.we differ in ways but we are all the same. lol .

by Shabbak Hampton

Anonymous said...

I do agree with the author because even if we don't have the same color or the same face there are more thing that we do or like that are the same.

december^-^

Anonymous said...

I think the author is right because all people have a lot the same but other people from different country believe there own relgous and every body want to be successful human. by corey bryant

Anonymous said...

i think that we are a big family becausewe are all humans and we are all 99% the same.

Tim Willard

Anonymous said...

I feel this is a very engaging and thoughtful peom about how we all are just one big human family. Rergardless of our exterior; our ancestory. I agree with the theme of the peom in which the author expresses through this lovely choice of wording.

~Katie Willard