The central idea of both the photo essay and the poem is that the Vietnamese War took hundreds of lives away from the United States of America. It ripped men from their loved ones, family, friends, and it left a wave of death in its path.
What is the meaning of the simile the way like cutting onions It brings water out of nowhere?
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In “The Vietnam Wall,” what is the meaning of the simile “The way like cutting onions / It brings water out of nowhere” (lines 4-5)? It means that the memorial causes people to cry.
What was the central idea of the Vietnam War?
During the war years, America’s leaders insisted that military force was necessary to defend a sovereign nation — South Vietnam — from external Communist aggression. As President Lyndon B. Johnson put it in 1965, “The first reality is that North Vietnam has attacked the independent nation of South Vietnam.
What 2 monuments is the wall between?
The wall, completed in 1982, has since been supplemented with the statue The Three Soldiers and the Vietnam Women’s Memorial. The memorial is in Constitution Gardens, adjacent to the National Mall and just northeast of the Lincoln Memorial.
|Vietnam Veterans Memorial|
|Added to NRHP||November 13, 1982|
Why does the poet almost leave the memorial?
Why does the poet almost leave the memorial? He is upset by all the “screaming” deaths the names represent.
What metaphor does Rios use in these lines?
Rios uses the metaphor comparing an appendix scar to the wall. The author might have used this to show how soldiers are not only physically but mentally scarred. So you can see yourself in their place when you look at the names.
Why did the author of the Vietnam Wall write the poem?
You can conclude that the author of “The Vietnam Wall” wrote the poem because he Athinks that the memorial is not important.
Why did the US fail in Vietnam?
America “lost” South Vietnam because it was an artificial construct created in the wake of the French loss of Indochina. Because there never was an “organic” nation of South Vietnam, when the U.S. discontinued to invest military assets into that construct, it eventually ceased to exist.
Why did we go to war with Vietnam?
China had become communist in 1949 and communists were in control of North Vietnam. The USA was afraid that communism would spread to South Vietnam and then the rest of Asia. It decided to send money, supplies and military advisers to help the South Vietnamese Government.
Why did US attack Vietnam?
The United States entered Vietnam with the principal purpose of preventing a communist takeover of the region. In that respect, it failed: the two Vietnams were united under a communist banner in July 1976. Neighbouring Laos and Cambodia similarly fell to communists.