I need a poem that i can easily compare to the novel farenheit 451. I'm looking for something about censorship or big brother government kind of thing. I've been looking for about an hour and havent found squat... If anyone has any ideas it'd be a great help.
No restrictions on length or style it just has to be a copy written work.
Here you go..
Poem titled "The Bookburning" (Die BÃƒÂ¼cherverbrennung)
German dramatist and poet (1898-1956)
"When the regime ordered
Books with dangerous knowledge
To be burned in public and everywhere
Oxen were forced to pull, carts with books
to the bonfires, one of the persecuted poets
discovered one of the best
studying the list of the burned
disconcerted, that his books were forgotten.
He rushed to his desk, flying on wings of rage
and wrote a letter to the the authorities.
Burn me! he wrote with a quick stroke
Burn me! don't do this to me! Do not spare me!
Have I not always reported the truth in my books?
Yet now you treat me as were I a liar!
I command you: Burn me! "