Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane

by Etheridge Knight
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Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane

Etheridge Knight’s poem is a resourceful way to think about labeling theory and how it relates to people that have been labeled “insane,” “deviant,” or “criminal.” As you might already know,...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2020, 3:08 pm (UTC)

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Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane

The process of becoming a gelding requires castration, and in this poem, Hard Rock is compared to "a freshly gelded stallion." Stallions are not typically gelded. A stallion is, by definition, a...

Latest answer posted May 11, 2018, 7:36 am (UTC)

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Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane

The relationship between crime and punishment as presented in this poem is an exploration of the power dynamic between Black and white Americans, as examined through a criminal justice system which...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2021, 10:14 am (UTC)

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Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane

Although Hard Rock is a prison inmate, Knight portrays him not as a criminal or villain but as a hero. His fights with other inmates are epic battles and his scars are a testament to his courage....

Latest answer posted February 22, 2016, 6:25 am (UTC)

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Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane

When writing an analysis of poetry, one should talk about it in terms of its technical aspects as well as its content and the historical/cultural context in which it was written. If you are going...

Latest answer posted November 8, 2015, 4:07 am (UTC)

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Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane

The main use of ambiguity and precision, continually juxtaposed in "Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane," is to create the legend of Hard Rock and his exploits....

Latest answer posted September 9, 2020, 5:50 pm (UTC)

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