We Shall Wait Forever<br />Darlene Sinyella<br />
As we are reading the poem try to figure out who the speaker of the poem is.<br />The speaker is “the voice that talks to ...
Back in the past<br />we, the ancestors, ruled<br />the quiet lands.<br />We would sit around camp fires<br />and sing wit...
The beating of the drums sounded<br />like the heart of an Indian. The cry<br />of a wolf, the howl of an owl, put us<br /...
Then we woke in the early mist of May<br />and found ourselves in front<br />of our enemies, who had come to fight.<br />W...
The children hid and the women ran<br />and hid. The men who were brave<br />stood up for us.<br />What is the mood of thi...
We fought, but many of us died.<br />our spirits now haunt <br />the lands we walked on.<br />What lands do you think they...
Now we sing, laugh, dance, and lie<br />under the bright blue sky. We are waiting<br />for our enemies who killed us to pa...
Extra Information<br />This poem was written by a Hualapai Indian.<br />The Hualapai War took place in May of 1865, the wa...
Sources	<br />http://www.twu.ca/life/ministries/gps/global/fall/phoenix/grand-canyon.jpg<br />http://www.wallkillcsd.k12.n...
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  1. 1. We Shall Wait Forever<br />Darlene Sinyella<br />
  2. 2. As we are reading the poem try to figure out who the speaker of the poem is.<br />The speaker is “the voice that talks to the reader in a poem, as the narrator does in a work of fiction.  The speaker in the poem is not necessarily the poet.”<br />
  3. 3. Back in the past<br />we, the ancestors, ruled<br />the quiet lands.<br />We would sit around camp fires<br />and sing with harmony.<br /> Is the poet talking about her personal experiences? <br />
  4. 4. The beating of the drums sounded<br />like the heart of an Indian. The cry<br />of a wolf, the howl of an owl, put us<br />into the secrets of ourselves.<br />Canyou tell who the speaker is?<br />What could the quiet lands be referring to?<br />
  5. 5. Then we woke in the early mist of May<br />and found ourselves in front<br />of our enemies, who had come to fight.<br />Why do you think the speaker specifically refers to May?<br /> Who do you think their enemies were?<br />
  6. 6. The children hid and the women ran<br />and hid. The men who were brave<br />stood up for us.<br />What is the mood of this poem?<br />So far what has happened in the poem?<br />
  7. 7. We fought, but many of us died.<br />our spirits now haunt <br />the lands we walked on.<br />What lands do you think they walked on?<br />Is the author talking about herself here?<br />
  8. 8. Now we sing, laugh, dance, and lie<br />under the bright blue sky. We are waiting<br />for our enemies who killed us to pass by.<br />How do the speakers feel in this poem?<br /> What is the topic of this poem?<br /> How would you summarize this poem?<br /> Why would the author choose the speaker of the poem to be someone other then herself?<br />
  9. 9. Extra Information<br />This poem was written by a Hualapai Indian.<br />The Hualapai War took place in May of 1865, the war is estimated to have killed 1/3 of the Hualapai Indians.<br />
  10. 10. Sources <br />http://www.twu.ca/life/ministries/gps/global/fall/phoenix/grand-canyon.jpg<br />http://www.wallkillcsd.k12.ny.us/glt.htm<br />http://www.eft-downloads.com/images/iStock_000001957113SmallMicrophone.jpg<br />http://imagineannie.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/campfire1.jpg<br />http://www.firstpeople.us/pictures/wolves/1024x768/Warming_Up_for_the_Nights_Howl_Gray_Wolf-(1024x768).jpg<br />http://best.berkeley.edu/~jhey03/img/photo_albums/grand_canyon_antelope_canyon_lake_powell_feb06/Zion%20National%20Park%20in%20February%20mist-41.jpg<br />http://www.hualapai-nsn.gov/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1&Itemid=1<br />http://www.legendsofamerica.com/na-indianwarsbattles-1.html<br />
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