Using repetition, similes and metaphors, this poem speaks of overcoming oppression—specifically slavery—with poise and pride. Despite all of the hardships, the speaker emphasizes a sense of confidence and hope.
Sage Coffey is a non-binary cartoonist in Chicago, IL. They Graduated from SCAD Atlanta with a Bachelor's in Sequential art and Animation in 2015. Since 2016 they've edited Sweaty Palms, a comic anthology about anxiety.
This strategy exposes students to multiple short pieces of a text before they read it in its entirety. Students read selected quotes out of context and comment on both the selection and the comments of other students. The activity ends with students reflecting on their reactions to and predictions about the text.
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