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Adam Whittaker. Claude McKay was born Sept. 15, 1890, in Jamaica. McKay went to the U.S. in 1912, and later New York in 1914. Children's Activist, Civil.

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1 Adam Whittaker

2 Claude McKay was born Sept. 15, 1890, in Jamaica. McKay went to the U.S. in 1912, and later New York in Children's Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Author and a Poet. Best known for: –Home to Harlem (1928)

3 Some day, when trees have shed their leaves - Personification And against the morning's white - Snow The shivering birds beneath the eaves Have sheltered for the night, We'll turn our faces southward, love, Toward the summer isle Where bamboos spire to shafted grove And wide-mouthed orchids smile. – Personification Flower And we will seek the quiet hill Where towers the cotton tree, And leaps the laughing crystal rill, - Small Stream And works the droning bee. – Buzzing bee And we will build a cottage there Beside an open glade, With black-ribbed blue-bells blowing near, And ferns that never fade.

4 McKay describes birds hiding in the eaves of someone's house in the winter season. McKay describes someone walking around in the forest. The poem is about hope because it becomes winter, and it is a new era. Many people created a good place to live in America.

5 “Some day, when trees have shed their leaves” (McKay). McKay uses personification to tell the reader that it is fall and the leaves are falling off the trees.

6 “And wide-mouthed orchids smile.” (McKay). – Personification McKay used personification here to tell how beautiful the flowers are by giving it human traits.

7 “Some day, when trees have shed their leaves And against the morning's white The shivering birds beneath the eaves” (McKay). “And we will seek the quiet hill Where towers the cotton tree, And leaps the laughing crystal rill,” (McKay). “Beside an open glade, With black-ribbed blue-bells blowing near, And ferns that never fade.” (McKay).

8 1 Some day, when trees have shed their leaves 2 And against the morning's white 1 The shivering birds beneath the eaves 3 Have sheltered for the night, 4 We'll turn our faces southward, love, 5 Toward the summer isle 6 Where bamboos spire to shafted grove 5 And wide-mouthed orchids smile. 7 And we will seek the quiet hill 8 Where towers the cotton tree, 7 And leaps the laughing crystal rill, 9 And works the droning bee. 10 And we will build a cottage there 11 Beside an open glade, 12 With black-ribbed blue-bells blowing near, 11 And ferns that never fade.

9 The tone for After the Winter is a calm, happy and hopeful tone.

10 the-winter/http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/after- the-winter/ mckay http://www.biography.com/people/claude- mckay


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