Prof. Jessica Penner | OL05 | Fall 2020

Nickay Green, Tsunami Rising

I love everything about Chin’s poem. I like the way her tone changes throughout her presentation to match the emotions she was feeling in each paragraph. Also, she was open and honest in her poem about the injustice black women face in this country and made it relatable to all black women who at some point in time experience what she was talking about. I like her style of delivery because the message in her poem would not have the same impact if it was done in a formal way.


  1. Jozelyn

    Hi Nickay, I definitely agree with you on how the poet used her voice to express her emotions even more and made it relatable for her audience. It was pure and honest.

  2. Robert Rampersaud

    Good evening Nickay,
    I agree that Chin did not have a filter on what she said about the challenges black women face in today society. Black women need to speak up and empower themselves. If this poem was writing in a formal way, it wouldn’t grab the reader or listener attention.

  3. Angelica Salazar

    Hi Nickay, I agree with you I love everything about the poem Chin read, I thought her voice and actions gave power to the poem. i liked that she was able to build emotion in her readers through her choice in words

  4. Sarvinoz Erkinova

    Hello Nickay,
    I also loved how open and bald she was to tell all the truth about hatred and fearlessness to tell about it all.

  5. Dylan

    Hey Nickay, I also love the informal tone she takes in the poem. It makes it feel much more personal and makes it easier to sympathize with black women and the struggles they endure in America.

  6. Parikshit Thapa

    Hi Nickay,
    I agree with what you said about how the poet was so courageous and bold and how the poet was able to speak openly without any hesitation or being scared of anyone. The way the poet talks about it, shows that she has been storing all these feelings inside her for a long time.

  7. Marina Malak

    Hi Nickay,
    I agree with you on her informal way of delivery making the poem better. it was very representative of how many blacks women feel in America and the tone was her way of saying “enough is enough”

  8. Mamadou

    Chin’s voice and style is something that makes her poem even better to me. I agree with what Robert said. I feel like if she didn’t choose this way of presenting her poem, it would have lost a lot of the feeling.

  9. Mohammed Hashim

    Hello Nickay, I liked how you talked about Chin having an impactful voice/tone that the poem was told and I think Chin did a great job in expressing her feelings through her words.

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