Rendezvous With America
• "Rendezvous With America"
• "Rendezvous with America" summarizes the concept of America as a melting pot.
• The narrator mentions Daniel Boone and Jesse James, Louis Brandeis, La Guardia, Lin Yutang, Stokowski and Douglas as examples of the great diversity.
• The narrator also discusses how tragedies such as Pearl Harbor help the nation grow stronger.
• Tolson describes the common people by using the sounds of their machinery.
Woodcuts for Americana Poems
• "The Mountain Climber"
• A man climbs a mountain even though the weather is terrible and people have died before him.
• "Old Man Michael"
• A framer weeps for his crops.
• The slaves say do not weep over bad weather. It is the roots that are destroying the crops.
• "When Great Dogs Fight"
• A mongrel is left with no food while the pedigree dogs eat well but fight amongst themselves.
• While the dogs fight, the mongrel sneaks off...
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