Where was this poem first performed?
Which record did Amanda Gorman break?
What poetic technique can we see in this line from the poem: "We’ve braved the belly of the beast."?
Who does she describe as "a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother"?
Which pronoun does Gorman use in the title of the poem and in many of the lines?
What poetic technique can you see in these lines:
"That even as we grieved, we grew.
That even as we hurt, we hoped.
That even as we tired, we tried." ?
The hill in the title of the poem might represent problems or difficulties that people have to overcome such as racism or the coronavirus.
What do we call this technique where one thing means something else?
What can you see and hear at the end of these three lines:
We will not march back to what was, but move to what shall be:
A country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free.
We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we
"A country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free." What country do you think she means here?
What do we call the play on words used in this line: "what "just is" isn't always justice"?
"We will not be turned around or interrupted by intimidation because we know our inaction and inertia will be the inheritance of the next generation." Which word here means laziness or a tendency to do nothing?
What two meanings might 'arms' have in this line:
"We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another?"
What poetic technique is used in this line: "History has its eyes on us"?
References to "light" are usually . . .
References to "shade" or "dark" are usually . . .
The historical document that is referenced in the following quote: "we aren't striving to form a union that is perfect."
What literary device is used:
"To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man"
Which president is repeatedly alluded to? He is the president who used the story of the fig tree over 50 times in his own writing.
"History has its eyes on us" is an example of
According to Mitch, the poet in the analysis video, the story that "braved the belly of the beast" probably refers to is from . . .