Everything you need to understand or teach An Anthem by Sonia Sanchez.
“An Anthem” begins with a statement of unity: “Our vision is our voice.” The speaker then explains that “we” go all over the country seeking out those who are in favor of war. In the next stanza, the speaker identifies who she and her group are, but she does it in figurative terms. She says that they are people of fire and ceremony who speak with condemned mouths. In other words, they are people of strength, determination, and heritage who continue to speak out even though they are rebuked for it.
The third stanza continues to describe the speaker and her people as having wisdom and purpose. They can do things in their hearts that they do not have to do physically. She says, “we run without legs,” meaning that they can move forward or away without physically going anywhere at all. She also says that they “see without... View more of the An Anthem Summary