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1 TP-CASTT for ghost child Becka ONeil and McKayla Beard

2 T- Title We infer that the poem ghost child would be about a child who has died from AIDS or is dying. The child may be unborn. We infer that the poem ghost child would be about a child who has died from AIDS or is dying. The child may be unborn.

3 P-Paraphrase Its about a child, screaming for mercy, wondering why God has forsaken her. In ghost child, the child wants to know if the red ribbon of AIDS can be lifted.

4 C-Connotation Repetition- The speaker repeats am I still your child? and shout Repetition- The speaker repeats am I still your child? and shout Simile- The speaker uses the simile to spring once again like rivers in summer. Which we interpret to mean to feel alive. Simile- The speaker uses the simile to spring once again like rivers in summer. Which we interpret to mean to feel alive. Stanzas- The stanzas end in ways that add definition and feeling to the poem. Stanzas- The stanzas end in ways that add definition and feeling to the poem. Tone- The tone is somber to the point of seeming creepy. Tone- The tone is somber to the point of seeming creepy. Symbolism- Instead of saying AIDS, they mentioned the red ribbon, which is the symbol for AIDS Symbolism- Instead of saying AIDS, they mentioned the red ribbon, which is the symbol for AIDS

5 A- Attitude The attitude of the poem and the speaker is desperate and depresses the reader. The attitude of the poem and the speaker is desperate and depresses the reader. We think that the poet wants to point out the innocent that are hurting because of AIDS We think that the poet wants to point out the innocent that are hurting because of AIDS Things like Everyday I think it is the last, I shout; shout; and scream for my blood and God! God! Why forsake me; am I still your child? Things like Everyday I think it is the last, I shout; shout; and scream for my blood and God! God! Why forsake me; am I still your child?

6 S-Shift We think that it shifts from saddening to desperation and anger, finally concluding with a feeling of why me? We think that it shifts from saddening to desperation and anger, finally concluding with a feeling of why me?

7 T-Title (again) The title ghost child now means something almost completely different to us. The title ghost child now means something almost completely different to us. It now means to us that the speaker was once a ghost child, living with God before this life. Now, She feels forsaken by her Heavenly Father, dreading being a ghost child once again. It now means to us that the speaker was once a ghost child, living with God before this life. Now, She feels forsaken by her Heavenly Father, dreading being a ghost child once again.

8 T-Theme We feel that the theme of the poem was to bring awareness to all the children dying of AIDS, dying from their parents mistakes. It shows the desperation, anger and agony each victim feels inside.


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