Thursday, April 25, 2013

Gridlock #2

TPCASTT:  Poem Analysis Method:  
title, paraphrase, connotation, diction, 
attitude, tone, shift(s), title revisited and 
of poem means
The author will rise no matter the obstacle.
parts of the Poem
First the narrator listed how he was tortured and hated by everyone, and then he rose. Eventually he triumphed by rising yet again.
of some of the words – changing literal meaning to implied or associated values
"I am the dream and the hope of the slave." This line in the poem basically says that every slave should live like him, unwavering and unfrightened when confronted by hatred.
What is the attitude of the author, characters or yourself?
The author's attitude is dark and gloomy in the beginning but shift to a joyous and triumphant tone in the last stanza of the poem.
At first we think or feel one way – then there is a shift:  identify the shifts and explain them
The poem refers to the narrator's life as a slave and the poem's tone doesn't shift into a positive direction until the last stanza of the poem.
Title revisited
Any new insights on meaning or significance of title?
The title speaks for itself. The narrator will "rise."

Theme: No matter the obstacles you face in your life, you must always rise.

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