06.04B Countee Cullen
1. Explain the significance of the metaphor "dark tower."
a. Even though the white people are living with all the benefits from the work
that the blacks do, it won't be like this forever. And there are buds that
cannot bloom at all I
06.04C Claude McKay
Explain the ambivalent relationship with the country that Mckay exposes
a. Even though he has suffered nothing but pain and hardship here,
he still has love for the land and its purpose.
Explain McKay's use of
06.04A Langston Hughes
1. Explain the comparison Hughes makes between African heritage and rivers in
"The Negro Speaks of Rivers."
a. Like the rivers, the African American heritage runs deep and has been
around for a very long time.
2. Explain how the las
Part A: Characters
Select five characters in the novel. For each, provide a brief description and
identify the function they serve in the novel.
Politician and businessman.
Treats Janie very badly.
Zora Neale Hurston, being a daughter of a former slave and a novelist, has really made
a name for herself. Even with all her accomplishments, she managed to die alone, poor, and put
in a nameless grave.
So tell me, where were you born and when?
How would you describe the tone of each story?
I would describe the tone of Story of an Hour as ironic. Everyone thinks
that Mrs. Mallard was sad that her husband was dead, but in the end shes
the one that died from joy.
I would describe the tone of Re
What made you choose the modern protest and inspiration songs you included as
I chose the the protest and inspiration songs that I chose because they both have
very strong meanings to me and they both really get their point across. I chose
Sojourner Truth was a very strong and independent woman. Source A tells about
how she was a slave, had children, and then was able to leave slavery and make it on
her own. In Source B, Truth talks about how men classify women as people that need
While answering these questions, I took my time and really thought about the answers to
all of them. By pacing myself and really putting in a good effort, I was able to answer a
I scored 5 out of 6 correct.
What words from this section are new to you?
Divinity, Disdain, and Prerogative.
Which question was easiest for you and why?
Question 3 was the easiest to me because I was able to quickly go back to
the passage and find wh
Tone word: Zealous
Sentence: As soon as Maddie found out that she was selected to decorate for
Homecoming she looked up ideas for hours.
Analysis: Zealous means to have great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an
objective. I used as soon as to