Caged-Bird-Cannot-Read-Questions - I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read 1 How does Ricki Lake and Montel Williams characterize the speakers attitude in

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Cannot Read 1. How does Ricki Lake and Montel Williams characterize the speaker’s attitude in the opening paragraph? 2. How do Dante and Homer characterize the speaker’s projected persona? 3. How does the author use a commonplace to engage the audience in her argument? 4. Do you agree or disagree with the conclusion drawn in the second paragraph? 5. How do the contrasts created by the author’s word choice subtly develop her purpose? 6. Does Prose oversimplify the cause of the declining scholastic standards of American Universities? 7. Describe the organizational pattern of the fifth paragraph and how it emphasizes the author’s argument. 8. Why does she talk about her sons’ high school experiences? 9. In paragraph 11, Prose concedes why “lazy teachers” might be tempted by Maya Angelou’s memoir. What rhetorical appeal entices audiences to study I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings?

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