Amanda Gorman - The Hill We Climb

The Hill We Climb
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The Hill We Climb

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Amanda Gorman

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Amanda Gorman

- Born in Los Angeles 1998.
- Raised by a single mother.
- auditory processing disorder and is hypersensitive to sound. 
- Turned her weakness into her strength

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"The Hill We Climb" is very much a poem that defines a moment of change.

The poem itself does not linger on the imagery of hill-climbing, but it does describe the struggle toward a better America as “the hill we climb.” 

It presents recognizing the burden of "repairing" the country as a constituent part of being a proud American.

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Take ten minutes
- read the poem by yourself. 

- Write down two themes you find this poem

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What themes did you find in the poem?

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"We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to each other"

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2nd amendment: “keep and bear arms”—arms refer to guns—and is cited by those who obstruct gun control. Barack Obama described gun control as the “greatest frustration of [his] presidency” and regularly vocalized his concerns:

Amanda Gorman continues to promote the idea of solidarity, often depicted as holding hands

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"Being American is more than a pride we inherit. It's the past we step into and how we repair it"

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Recover and improve
This image of America as imperfect but perfectable is repeated several times in various ways throughout the poem and aligns with the oft-repeated statement from Wisconson Senator Carl Schurz, “My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.” (February 29, 1872

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"For there is always light,
if only we’re brave enough to see it
If only we’re brave enough to be it"

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To suspect

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To hide

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