Self-Evident Analytical Essay by umokay

An analysis of Ani Difranco's poem "Self Evident," which reflects the September 11th terrorist attacks.
# 23484 | 1,355 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US

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This paper examines the poem "Self Evident" by American Ani Difranco, which is inspired by the September 11th attacks on New York and Washington D.C. The paper provides biographical information on the author and literary analysis of the poem, through stylistic analysis and criticism. The author demonstrates how Difranco is a powerful activist speaking out against the government and the policies of President George W. Bush.

From the Paper:

"The attacks that took place on September 11, 2001 had a great effect on Americans everywhere. For most people, the event ignited a new and empowered sense of patriotism; consequently, it caused George W. Bush's approval rating to soar through the roof. However, not everyone felt this surge of increased support for our government after the attacks. The poem, "Self-Evident," by singer songwriter, Ani Difranco elaborates on the other side of the September 11th story, one that is seldom heard or tolerated."

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Self-Evident (2003, January 26) Retrieved April 14, 2021, from

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"Self-Evident" 26 January 2003. Web. 14 April. 2021. <>