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Great Depresion

Peter Thomson, Gerardo Mendoza, Corey Camacho-Light, Roberto Gutierrez, Steven Landis
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Peter Thomson

on 12 October 2012

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Transcript of Great Depresion

Quotes from a
New York Times Article The Great Depression This comic mocks the Government by comparing it to a dictatoship "vast disparities in income" Brother, Can You Spare Me a Dime By Bing Crosby "a time of low employment" "dust storms blackened the sky" This comic comments on the economic differences between the rich and the poor. "[stocks] fell almost 23%" It also draws a parallel to our current economy where there is a major difference between economic classes. Lament
By Randolph G. Goodman Sweet the water—
Bitter to taste
In a world submerged
In a maelstrom of haste . . .

Fair the sun-rays—
Dark to see
From workaday deeps,
Depths unhappy, unfree . . .

Sweet the blossom—
Acrid to smell
From an earth encrusted
With the Patines of Hell . . .

Fair the breezes—
Harsh to hear;
Discordantly blowing,
With the discord of Fear . . .

Sweet this Life—
God! to feel
Held tight to a Rack,
Fettered fast to a Wheel . . . Pantoum Of The Great Depression
By: Donald Justice Our lives avoided tragedy
Simply by going on and on,
Without end and with little apparent meaning.
Oh, there were storms and small catastrophes.

Simply by going on and on
We managed. No need for the heroic.
Oh, there were storms and small catastrophes.
I don't remember all the particulars.

We managed. No need for the heroic.
There were the usual celebrations, the usual sorrows.
I don't remember all the particulars.
Across the fence, the neighbors were our chorus.

There were the usual celebrations, the usual sorrows
Thank god no one said anything in verse.
The neighbors were our only chorus,
And if we suffered we kept quiet about it.

At no time did anyone say anything in verse.
It was the ordinary pities and fears consumed us,
And if we suffered we kept quiet about it.
No audience would ever know our story.

It was the ordinary pities and fears consumed us.
We gathered on porches; the moon rose; we were poor.
What audience would ever know our story?
Beyond our windows shone the actual world.

We gathered on porches; the moon rose; we were poor.
And time went by, drawn by slow horses.
Somewhere beyond our windows shone the world.
The Great Depression had entered our souls like fog.

And time went by, drawn by slow horses.
We did not ourselves know what the end was.
The Great Depression had entered our souls like fog.
We had our flaws, perhaps a few private virtues.

But we did not ourselves know what the end was.
People like us simply go on.
We have our flaws, perhaps a few private virtues,
But it is by blind chance only that we escape tragedy.

And there is no plot in that; it is devoid of poetry. Citations
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/books/features/19980920.htm
http://www.poemhunter.com/song/brother-can-you-spare-a-dime-2/
http://newdeal.feri.org/magpie/docs/2912p37.htm http://apus-b.wikispaces.com/depression-political+cartoons http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/his1005fall2010/2010/10/28/bread-line-or-bank-run/ "Why should I be standing in line
Just waiting for bread' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eih67rlGNhU Makes
fun of
the farmers
by showing
how they
are out of
a job
because of
the
massive
drought in
the midwest -
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