Slavery Module: Lesson fourteen

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NYS Common Core Curriculum
Module 3, Unit 1

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Slavery Module: Lesson fourteen

  1. 1. DO NOW Take out homework on “Black Woman” poem Use it to complete today’s Entry Task (4 questions)
  2. 2. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass POETRY! • Rhyme scheme = pattern of rhyming lines • Use letters to show it! First sound = a Second sound = b Example: I went to France (a) To buy some pants (a) With my brother Paul (b)
  3. 3. Black Woman Don’t knock at the door, little child, I cannot let you in, You know not what a world this is Of cruelty and sin. Wait in the still eternity Until I come to you, The world is cruel, cruel, child, I cannot let you in!
  4. 4. Don’t knock at my heart, little one, I cannot bear the pain Of turning deaf-ear to your call Time and time again! You do not know the monster men Inhabiting the earth, Be still, be still, my precious child, I must not give you birth!
  5. 5. Slavery Learning Objectives I can analyze the impact of rhyme and repetition in specific poems. I can analyze the use of figurative meaning of words and phrases in a poem. I can analyze how a poem’s structure contributes to its meaning.
  6. 6. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass POETRY! • “slaveships” by Lucille Clifton • Literary allusion = when a writer refers to another famous literary work The Bible is used most often (i.e. “Adam” in A Christmas Carol)
  7. 7. slaveships loaded like spoons into the belly of Jesus where we lay for weeks for months in the sweat and stink of our own breathing Jesus why do you not protect us chained to the heart of the Angel where the prayers we never tell are hot and red as our bloody ankles Jesus Angel can these be men who vomit us out from ships called Jesus Angel Grace of God onto a heathen country Jesus Angel ever again can this tongue speak can this bone walk Grace of God can this sin live
  8. 8. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass POETRY! • First, try to analyze as much as you can ALONE • 10 minutes • Will have to do it alone on test tomorrow!?!
  9. 9. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass POETRY! • NOW…share your ideas with shoulder partner • Keep re-reading….the more you hear it, the more you’ll find
  10. 10. slaveships loaded like spoons into the belly of Jesus where we lay for weeks for months in the sweat and stink of our own breathing Jesus why do you not protect us chained to the heart of the Angel where the prayers we never tell are hot and red as our bloody ankles Jesus Angel can these be men who vomit us out from ships called Jesus Angel Grace of God onto a heathen country Jesus Angel ever again can this tongue speak can this bone walk Grace of God can this sin live
  11. 11. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass Be a Poet!!! • Try re-writing this line using alliteration!! loaded like spoons into the belly of Jesus
  12. 12. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass How did you re-write the line?
  13. 13. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass Be a Poet!!! • Try re-writing this line using personification!! chained to the heart of the Angel where the prayers we never tell are hot and red as our bloody ankles
  14. 14. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass How did you re-write the line?
  15. 15. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass Be a Poet!!! • Try re-writing this line using metaphor!! can these be men who vomit us out from ships
  16. 16. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass How did you re-write the line?
  17. 17. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass Exit Ticket! 1. What did you learn about slavery from the poems today? 2. What part of reading the poem was a struggle? 3. What part of reading the poem was easier for you?
  18. 18. Slavery Narrative of Frederick Douglass Homework “Harriet Tubman” by Eloise Greenfield • Read and analyze • Answer “Mean Machine Read” questions

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