Unit 3, Lesson #18 Warm-up

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Unit 3, Lesson #18 Warm-up


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Read the poem below and answer the question that follows. The Rose That Grew From Concrete, by Tupac ShakurDid you hear about the rose that grewfrom a crack in the concrete?Proving nature's law is wrong itlearned to walk with out having feet.Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,it learned to breathe fresh air.Long live the rose that grew from concretewhen no one else ever cared.This poem is about a rose that grew in less than ideal conditions.  What does the inclusion of concrete reveal about the speaker of the poem?
    • A. 

      The speaker reveals that moving forward is the only way to handle life.

    • B. 

      The speaker grew up in hard conditions.

    • C. 

      The speaker grew up in fresh air.

    • D. 

      The speaker reveals that dreams are not helpful.

  • 2. 
    What is the rhyme scheme of the following poem:The Rose That Grew From ConcreteDid you hear about the rose that grewfrom a crack in the concrete?Proving nature's law is wrong itlearned to walk with out having feet.Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,it learned to breathe fresh air.Long live the rose that grew from concretewhen no one else ever cared.
    • A. 

      ABCABCAB

    • B. 

      BCABDEBE

    • C. 

      ABCBDEBE

    • D. 

      BACBDBAB

  • 3. 
    The following poem compares growing up in hard locations to a rose growing in concrete.  Which literary device does this poem use when making this comparison?The Rose That Grew From ConcreteDid you hear about the rose that grewfrom a crack in the concrete?Proving nature's law is wrong itlearned to walk with out having feet.Funny it seems, but by keeping its dreams,it learned to breathe fresh air.Long live the rose that grew from concretewhen no one else ever cared.
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Metaphor

    • C. 

      Alliteration

    • D. 

      Assonance

  • 4. 
    Read the following poem by Maya Angelou and answer the question that follows. Still I RiseMaya Angelou, 1928 - 2014You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries? Does my haughtiness offend you? Don’t you take it awful hard ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my own backyard. You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I’ve got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs? Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise. In the last stanza, which poetic structure does Angelou use?
    • A. 

      Simile

    • B. 

      Repetition

    • C. 

      Free verse

    • D. 

      Onomatopoeia

  • 5. 
    What is the effect of the literary device from question #4?
    • A. 

      It helps the reader that people control the speaker.

    • B. 

      It emphasizes her determination to rise above her circumstances.

    • C. 

      It emphasizes her anger towards people who kept her down.

    • D. 

      It helps the reader understand her life.

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