Presentation on theme: "“It’s a Make it Match Monday!” AP Literature and Composition February 17, 2013 Mr. Houghteling."— Presentation transcript:
“It’s a Make it Match Monday!” AP Literature and Composition February 17, 2013 Mr. Houghteling
Background Considering the song “Strange Fruit,” what are the implications or significance (if any) of the following: The song, originally a poem, was written by a Jewish schoolteacher in New York City in 1936 in response to viewing a picture of a lynching from Marion, Indiana. It was recorded by Billie Holliday, an African American woman, in 1939. It was later recorded by a white singer from Cincinnati in 2004, 65 years after the first recording.
Finish today! Billie Holliday Qualities and characteristics of the performance and text. The Twilight Singers Qualities and characteristics of the performance and text. Summary or Conclusion Frame
1 If we must die, let it not be like hogs Hunted and penned in an inglorious spot, While round us bark the mad and hungry dogs, Making their mock at our accursèd lot. 5 If we must die, O let us nobly die, So that our precious blood may not be shed In vain; then even the monsters we defy Shall be constrained to honor us though dead! O kinsmen! we must meet the common foe! 10 Though far outnumbered let us show us brave, And for their thousand blows deal one death-blow! What though before us lies the open grave? Like men we'll face the murderous, cowardly pack, Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!
“If We Must Die” – Claude McKay Write the rhyme scheme of the poem. Identify the shift. How can you PROVE you know where the SHIFT occurs in this poem?
“If We Must Die” – Claude McKay / DICTION inglorious accursed nobly precious constrained honor kinsmen foe hogs mad dogs mock monsters murderous cowardly
Tuesday We will take an AP multiple choice practice set on poetry. “Sestina” We will begin our next novel. A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines