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1 EXAMINING GENRE: Adolph Hitler and Rosa Parks BiographyPoetry

2 Adolf Hitler’s Bio Adolf Hitler was born in Braunau-am-Inn on the Austrian-German border on April 20, 1889 (“Adolf”). Being found insufficiently talented at seventeen, he was denied admission to the Vienna Art Academy (“Hitler”). Acquiring an ideology based on belief in a German master race while he remained in Vienna, he also believed that the master race was threatened by an international Jewish conspiracy [...] (“Hitler”). Hitler immediately volunteered to join the German army [...] and was promoted to corporal and [...] was assigned the task of spying on local political groups. Hitler became interested in the German Workers Party and joined. His skills [...] helped him transform the party into the Nazi Party. In 1923, Hitler led an attempt to overthrow the Bavarian government (“Rise”). This attempt failed and he was sentenced to five years in prison. […] (“Hitler”). [...] Hitler wrote his book Mein Kampf. He rebuilt the Nazi party after 1925, […] blame Jews and Communists, using them to gain himself support (“Rise”). Against a background of political turmoil and economic depression, the Nazi Party grew stronger (“Adolf”). On January 30, 1933, Hitler was declared Chancellor. […] (“Hitler”). They proved no match for his ruthlessness and genius […] Hitler had dictatorial control (“Hitler”) […] Nazis conquered and millions of others who were considered racially impure were rounded up [in concentration camps, such as Auschwitz,] and killed. Hitler declared war on the United States […] Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker (“Adolf”) by putting a bullet in his brain (“What are”).

3 Why Did 6 Million Have To Die? One crazy mad man While the world did nothing Murdered innocents One crazy mad man Convinced a whole country to Follow his Third Reich One crazy mad man Sent people to death camps and Murdered six million One crazy mad man Frightened people to silence And found ways to kill One crazy mad man When he was about to lose Did something extreme One crazy mad man Put a gun to his head and Ended his black life

4 Adolf Hitler Failed painter Decorated soldier Manipulative fascist Munich Putsch leader Greedy Chancellor Calculating Mastermind Ruthless Dictator Murderer Dead Coward

5 EXAMINING GENRE: Rosa Parks Parks, Rosa Louise ( ), an African American civil rights activist, became best known for her role in a 1955 boycott of the Montgomery, Alabama, bus system. Parks triggered the boycott when she refused to give up her seat to a white passenger on a bus. Her action helped bring about the civil rights movement in the United States. Parks was arrested for violating a city law requiring that whites and blacks sit in separate rows on buses. She refused to give up her seat in the middle of the bus when a white man wished to sit in her row. The front rows were for whites only. The law required blacks to leave their seats in the next rows when all seats in the front rows were taken and other whites still wanted seats. Garrow, David J. "Parks, Rosa Louise." World Book Advanced. World Book, Web. 16 March 2010.

6 It Happened in Montgomery By Phil W. Petrie Then he slammed on the brakes— Turned around and grumbled. But she was tired that day. Weariness was in her bones. And so the thing she’s done yesterday, And yesteryear, On her workdays, Churchdays, Nothing-to-do-guess-I’ll –go-and-visit Sister Annie Days— She felt she’d never do again. And he growled once more. So she said: No sir…I’m stayin’ right here. And he gruffly grabbed her, Pulled and pushed her— Then sharply shoved her through the doors. The news slushed through the littered streets— Slipped into the crowded churches, Slimmered onto the unmagnolied side of the town While the men talked and talked and talked. She— Who was tired that day, Cried and sobbed that she was glad she’d done it, That her soul was satisfied. That Lord knows, A little walkin’ never hurt anybody; That in one of those unplanned, unexpected, Unadorned moments— A weary woman turned the page of History.

7 EXAMINING GENRE: Adolph Hitler & Rosa Parks 1.Compare and contrast your experience reading the biography vs. reading the poems. 2.Which genre (biography or poem) do you prefer to read? Why? 3.Identify one advantage and one disadvantage that you think may occur in multigenre texts.


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