This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Hunger In New York City Essay

544 words - 3 pages

 Brandon Toomey
Miss Nelson
Poetry Project
5/9/2009
Hunger in New York City
There is a man in New York City where he is hungry in search of food to suppress his hunger. No one wants to help or save him from this hunger. People don’t realize he is in hunger. Sometimes he even sings to himself to suppress the hunger. This is the plot of the poem “Hunger in New York City” by Simon Ortiz. Simon writes this poem to show that people do not need food to fulfill the hunger within them.
He uses metaphors to explain his take on hunger. The poem portrays that people don’t only need food to suppress hunger. It sometimes takes more to get rid of the feeling of hunger. “Hunger crawls into from ...view middle of the document...

He uses this to describe the man’s feelings of his surroundings. The man likes where he is staying because it is helping him suppress the thought of hunger.
When you first read the title “Hunger in New York City” most people thing that this poem is going to be about physical hunger in New York City but they would be wrong. It has a double meaning to it. In the poem there is talk about where physical hunger comes from but there is also talk about where there is different ways to dispose of hunger. The poem is not only about physical hunger but also about spiritual and emotionally hungry. Simon writes “The man is feeding himself with his soul and mother earth, which makes him cool and humble”. The man feeds his hunger with the people around him and just with mother earth itself. He feeds off of other people’s happiness.
Simon uses certain words to describe to the readers how there is different ways of being hungry. If he changed a couple of words in his poem there could or would be a totally different meaning to his poem. For instance, if he changed “I sang to myself quietly” to “I ate my food quietly”. Most readers would think that he was talking about being physically hungry.
Having poverty, overwhelming hunger and trying to be saved causes hunger. Simon Ortiz writes that these three things cause different types of hungers. He also suggests that there is many different ways to prevent or fix your hunger feelings. People should figure out how to fix their hunger before it’s too late. People can really get hurt or messed up if they do not find out how to fix their hunger because it will just eat at them until they fix it.

509 words.

Other Essays Like Hunger in New York City

Franz Kafka as a Hunger Artist

2862 words - 12 pages develop a taste for newer, more exciting forms of entertainment. The hunger artist is too old to take up a new profession, so he attempts to ride out the trend against fasting in the hope that it reverses itself. He then joins the circus and becomes a sideshow. People visit his cage in the circus-tent, but only because it is next to the entrance of the menagerie of animals, which the spectators are fascinated by. All's changed, now no tally is

New York The Empire State Essay

354 words - 2 pages Independence which the Continental Congress had adopted on July 4. The congress also organized an Independent goverment. The next year, New York adopted its first constitution George Clinton was elected governor. About a third of all the battles were fought in New York. New York City was the United States capital from 1785 to 1790. In 1789, George Washington became the first presjident of the United States. He took the oath of office at Federal Hall on

My Dog

266 words - 2 pages American artist Roy Lichtenstein was born on October 27, 1923 in New York, and grew up on Manhattan's Upper West Side. In the 1960s, Lichtenstein became an important figure of the new Pop Art movement. Inspired by advertisements and comic strips, Lichtenstein's bright, graphic works parodied American popular culture and the art world itself. He died in New York City on September 29, 1997. In the late 1940s, Lichtenstein exhibited his art in

Strategy Formulation, Situation Analysis and Business Analysis

1616 words - 7 pages , 2010, p 243 Institut für Strategisches Management Cooperative Strategies Strategic Alliances a long-term cooperative arrangement between two or more independent firms or business units that engage in business activities for mutual economic gain Used to: Obtain or learn new capabilities Obtain access to specific markets Reduce financial risk Reduce political risk Wheelen / Hunger, 2010, p 244f. Institut für Strategisches Management

Hunger Games Pop Culture Anaysis

1850 words - 8 pages . The genre of this trailer can be classified as action or adventure as the storyline follows a girl (woman?) going on a new adventure where she encounters plenty of action and violence. The subject seems to portray war. Although the trailer covers many topics, the overall point is the Hunger Games where Katniss has to go to war against others. Throughout the trailer, Katniss struggles with being refined (defined?) by the people in power and she

what we need

660 words - 3 pages to do so for the city of New York and try to give new life too much changed city after the September 11 tragedies? Is this a good choice for the Olympic games to be held in our own New York City, or is this an invitation for terrorist groups too spoil plans and moral once again? As well as add too the congestion of an already chaotic traffic system?      Many different opinions are voiced in a situation that can affect

Global Maro Practices

1496 words - 6 pages until then hunger and malnutrition will continue to be a huge issue facing people around the world. By educating people worldwide of the problem of world hunger and using macro practice interventions human service workers are making people more aware of the problems that need to be addressed and how they can be addressed. Human service workers need to make information more accessible about world hunger in ways that people may listen. Uses of new technologies are a good way for human services workers to spread a message. Human service workers have the power to help.

How The NYC Made Me Who I'm Today

423 words - 2 pages American civil liberties activist Jerry Ruben once said, "Every person on the streets of New York is a type. The city is one big theater where everyone is on display."I am proud to call New York City my home town. The people, places, and attractions all add to it majesty.Being born in New York City you are instantly given the gift of pride. You realize you are attached to one of the most famous cities in the world. You know that when you state

herbert hoover

574 words - 3 pages , which elected him chairman, to reorganize the Executive Departments. He was appointed chairman of a similar commission by President Eisenhower in 1953. Many economies resulted from both commissions' recommendations. Over the years, Hoover wrote many articles and books, one of which he was working on when he died at 90 in New York City on October 20, 1964.

The Buddist Riots of 1963

664 words - 3 pages a series of hunger strikes and four weeks of memorial services. “The Buddhist revolt reached a new dimension on June 11th. Thich Quang Duc, a 73 year old bonze, immolated himself in front of a large crowd at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon (Moss, 2010). American photographers captured pictures of the scene that were widely circulated and had made international news. Duc’s self-immolation, which led to similar Buddhist suicides in

Plato a Look Into the Man and His Ideas

1794 words - 8 pages “The Republic”. These writings on society, knowledge, morals, the cosmos, virtue, and the immortal soul opened an entirely new way to think and are still being studied by students and historians today. He also founded a philosophical school in Athens called the Academy, which taught students philosophy for centuries. Socrates was the philosopher who developed ideas on the mind and soul but Plato was the one who really got the ball rolling

Related Papers

New York City Essay

5308 words - 22 pages New York City The first native New Yorkers were the Lenape, an Algonquin people who hunted, fished and farmed in the area between the Delaware and Hudson rivers. Europeans began to explore the region at the beginning of the 16th century--among the first was Giovanni da Verrazzano, an Italian who sailed up and down the Atlantic coast in search of a route to Asia--but none settled there until 1624. That year, the Dutch West India Company sent

Autism On The Rise In New York City

1538 words - 7 pages , residential opportunities and structured community integration (Hamlin, 2012). Significance of the problem According to the New York City Department of Education, between 2009 and 2011, New York City had a twenty-eight percent increase in the number of students with autism between ages three and twenty-one (Shapiro, 2012). New York City also reported that 1 in 110 public students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade have a diagnosis of autism

Supporting Mobile Health Clinics: The Children’s Health Fund Of New York City

919 words - 4 pages While the mobile medical clinics of the Children’s Health Fund are in great need and an excellent asset, they are not only costly, but exhibit a large number of difficulties to overcome as well. The mobile medical clinics provide medical, dental and mental health services to underserved children in areas where these services are needed most. The mobile medical clinics also provide health education for the children and their families. Providing

Companies In New York Essay

1296 words - 6 pages Systems Analyst and Design Project St. Margarita Health Clinic Overview St. Margarita Health Clinic is a new medical facility in Rego Park, NY. Cardiologists Brian Davis founded the clinic and Dolores Garcia in 2009 and since then it has over 1000 patients that attend to their services and accepts 10 different insurance policies. Our company E-Software has been given the task to develop new system to improve productivity within St