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Which lines best reveal Lawrence Ferlinghetti's troubled view of modern American society?
To the Oracle at Delphi by Lawrence Ferlinghetti (excerpt) I, Americus, the American, wrought from the dark in my mother long ago, from the dark of ancient Europa— Why are you staring at me now in the dusk of our civilization-- Why are you staring at me as if I were America itself the new Empire vaster than any in ancient days with its electronic highways carrying its corporate monoculture around the world And English the Latin of our days— Great Oracle, sleeping through the centuries, Awaken now at last And tell us how to save us from ourselves and how to survive our own rulers who would make a plutocracy of our democracy in the Great Divide between the rich and the poor in whom Walt Whitman heard America singing
the sentences are: Why are you staring at me now as if I were America itself the new Empire vaster than any in ancient days carrying its corporate monoculture And tell us how to save us from ourselves who would make a plutocracy of our democracy between the rich and the poor |||MULTIPLE ANSWERS ACCEPTED|||
it said the oracle at delphi thats in greece or rome i forget
between the rich and the poor...and who would make a plutocracy @AlexanderPhantomhive
its in Greece