Write a poem, song, or rap based on the Emancipation Proclamation. Incorporate direct quotes from the speech. It needs to be at least 4 rhyming stanzas.

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  • All persons, yes all persons
    Can you hear me beyond all those commotions
    Held as slaves within any State, yes held captive
    Must be given the right to freely live.

    This freedom, oh for so long has been deprived
    Will make such persons finally be revived
    Let no one hinder, no one repress
    Such people of their liberty possess.

    But you, oh people now set free
    Must all violence never agree
    Let labor be your source of gladness now
    Cause your wage you’ll receive, I vow.

    As freed men you shall be
    Serving fellowmen and country see
    Freely you receive so freely give
    Freedom that you long to have, enjoy and live.