28 Oct


Continue to work on your essay, your Poetry Analysis for “Still I Rise“  For those of you who did not do your work, you can use this presentation to help you with the literary elements. It is the written portion of your assessment for this week.

Today you will complete a short multiple choice quiz and then put the finishing touches on your essay.   Check out the comments that I have left you and make the necessary adjustments.

Many of you got off to a great start and are doing an awesome job.  Many of you need to re-read and revise the work done so far.


Maya Angelou uses rhyme and repetition in her poem. For rhyme she uses gave and slave in the poemwhen she says “Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,I am the dream and the hope of the slave”. For Repetition she uses “Still I rise and I rise” in the poem plenty of times. In her poem also involves metaphor. Poems are all about literature devices in it.
Angelou uses repetition a lot. She does this to put an image in the poem, to help you see what she’s feeling and how everyone is trying to put her down. But she doesn’t let it get to her. That’s why she says ‘Still I rise” Using these literature devices. It all relates to her poem. There are different genres of literature such as poetry, short stories, myths, plays, non-fiction, novels, mysteries, and so on. When we speak about a kind of literature we are really speaking about a genre of literature.

Most of this is good, but there are spots where it needs to be better organized.

I have no idea what the fluff is in the last few lines of the paragraph.  DO NOT do quick google searches to find info for your essay.  That is plagiarism and most times it doesn’t work.

If you have finished your essay, quiz, creating your 5 original poems, posting 2 of those poems to, putting 10 self questions on your blog and putting 5 world questions on your blog, you are AWESOME. Get a lit book and begin to read

  • Woman Work and Daily pg. 484
  • Road Not Taken pg. 380
  • The Seven Ages of Man pg. 520-21
  • The Courage that My Mother Had pg. 538-39
We are creating a Poetry Anthology.
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Curriculum


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