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1. Watch the video of Ms. Gorman reading “The Hill We Climb.” Then read the poem, underlining its most important words. Explain why you think these particular images are essential to the poem’s meaning. The whole poem is very meaningful and specifically written, but there were two lines that really stood out. The first being found in the first stanza, “ And yet the dawn is ours before we knew it, somehow we do it, somehow we’ve weathered and witnessed a nation that isn’t broken but simply unfinished.” This line has an optimistic view to it. Our nation isn’t broken, but rather incomplete and being worked on to be able to prevail. The other quote is found in the last stanza, “ we will raise this wounded world into a wondrous one, we will rise from the golden hills of the West, we will rise from the windswept Northeast where our forefathers first realized revolution, we will rise from the lake-rimmed cities of the

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