Presentation on theme: "Romare Bearden's (1912-1988): Image: Does the painting remind you of anything? an object? a person? a place? Mood: Is the image somber? angry? a feeling."— Presentation transcript:
Romare Bearden's (1912-1988): Image: Does the painting remind you of anything? an object? a person? a place? Mood: Is the image somber? angry? a feeling of gaiety? Motion: Is the painting active or static? Are you aware of brush strokes, gestures? Sound: Does the image give off a sound? Is it noisy? quiet? Color: Does one color predominate? Is it a varied palette? Use the five senses as a theme. What are the people in the painting hearing, smelling, touching, seeing, tasting? Describe the painting.
Unit EQ How does the “American Dream” become culturally relevant during the 20th century?
Today we are learning about the Harlem Renaissance Harlem Renaissance cultural expectations What did the Harlem Renaissance thinkers hope to accomplish? Renaissance, mood, tone, theme
Questions… Where is Harlem? Renaissance is like a “new beginning” or “resurgence” What does “Harlem Renaissance” literally mean? What connotations does it have?
Harlem Renaissance African American migration to Harlem, NY (1921-1930s) –Burst of creativity –Celebrated cultural identity –Depended on one another for support and inspiration –Poetry rhythms of spirituals and jazz Lyrics based on blues –Diction based on slang –Gave Americans a language to begin discussion of Racism
Reading With your partner, read page 910-911 then together answer the questions on page 2 of your packet. YOU ARE COLLABORATING! THIS MEANS YOU ARE HELPING EACH OTHER, NOT COPYING EACH OTHER’S ANSWERS!
Harlem Renaissance African Americans wanted ___________ during the Harlem Renaissance but… Fill in the sentence summary and turn it in before you leave.
Create a chart like this one SenseObject description Touch Taste Smell Sight Sound
Now… Write 1-2 sentences describing how you feel about the object. Does it remind you of something (like a relative, a special time in your childhood, a location you have visited etc.)? IDK is not an acceptable response. You have emotions. Use them.
Langston Hughes Most influential/well known writer that emerged from the Harlem Renaissance He was not born in Harlem, but flourished as a writer there
“Harlem: A Dream Deferred” Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up Like a raisin in the sun Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink like rotten meat? Or crust and sugar over— Like a syrupy sweet? Maybe it just sags like a heavy load. Or does it explode? Sight: Taste: Touch: Smell Sound:
Questions: How does the sum total of all the imagery add up to answering the question put forth by the speaker in line one, “ What happens to a dream deferred? What is the unspoken message the speaker is telling the reader about going after their own dreams?
THEME Main idea that can be applied universally
“Juicy” By Notorious B.I.G. Poetic Theme: Reach for Your Dreams How do both sets of verses reflect this theme? Line 16 claims that birthdays were the worst days. Why do you think the poet felt this way? What images from the verse does the poet use to demonstrate the poverty he endured prior to achieving Hip-Hop fame? What images from the verse doe the poet use to demonstrate the rewards of wealth and Hip-Hop fame in the reader’s mind?
Write a poem about your object using the imagery above and the theme of reaching for your dreams. Just Give Me the Light Smooth is my bulb Tastes like hot electricity Dreams burning brightly Cut on and off by a circuit switch Ruler of Light My Bulb burns bright
Review & Anticipate We are getting ready to start A Raisin in the Sun, a play that takes the title from Langston Hughes’ poem Recall: –what is the theme of Hughes’ poem? –What did Hughes compare a raisin in the sun to? Given what we know about the poem… –What can you predict will be the theme of the play? –Why would Lorainne Hansbury title her play A Raisin in the Sun?