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If We Must Die

Rating: 4.0
If we must die, let it not be like hogs
Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot,
While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs,
Making their mock at our accursèd lot.
If we must die, O let us nobly die,
So that our precious blood may not be shed
In vain; then even the monsters we defy
Shall be constrained to honor us though dead!
O kinsmen! we must meet the common foe!
Though far outnumbered let us show us brave,
And for their thousand blows deal one death-blow!
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ur mom 16 February 2021
i feel like naruto uchiha
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ElusiveAnimal 04 February 2021
Yes, let it not be that! A good fight.
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da serenequeen 29 June 2020
boiiiiiiiiiiiii: the answer to your question is a resounding no
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Rosa Jamali 01 October 2019
Mc kay's poem in Harlem Renaissance tradition is a nostalgic piece of reminiscence of the past and again is a poem of collective unconscious. The language is not filled with much of imagination or tropes but it's passionate and touching. The poem doesn't have a personal tone but encouragingly talking to a group of comrades and wants them to get united and fight against the oppressors.
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Michael Walker 31 August 2019
A poem of fighting spirit, ' Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back'.
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Shaun J. St. Clair 26 July 2019
Useful to me in my warfaring A. D. 2019, July 26th, ~5:00 A. M. Pacific Daylight time.
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bob the fat guy 09 May 2019
my name is bob the fat guy and i love this poem its filled my fat guy needs. :) thank you black guy
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is Mc Kay dead? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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Monica 05 October 2020
Yes he died long time ago. . He was a Jamaican.
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is he dead? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Mc kay
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dope poem keep on the work Mc kay
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