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The Hill We Climb by Amanda Gorman
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Amber Chandler
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  • Question 1
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    Where was this poem first performed?

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    At the inauguration ceremony of President Donald Trump in Washington DC

    At the inauguration ceremony of President Barack Obama in Washington DC

    At the inauguration ceremony of President Joe Biden in Washington DC

    At the inauguration ceremony of Vice President Kamala Harris in Washington DC

  • Question 2
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    Which record did Amanda Gorman break?

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    The first African American to read a poem at a presidential inauguration

    The first woman to read a poem at a presidential inauguration

    The first person to read a poem at a presidential inauguration

    The youngest person to read a poem at a presidential inauguration

  • Question 3
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    What poetic technique can we see in this line from the poem: "We’ve braved the belly of the beast."?

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    Alliteration

    Onomatopia

    Rhyme

    Sibilance

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    Who does she describe as "a skinny Black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother"?

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    Herself

    Kamala Harris

    Beyonce

    Michelle Obama

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    Which pronoun does Gorman use in the title of the poem and in many of the lines?

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    I

    You

    We

    They

  • Question 6
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    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." ?

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    Onomatopoeia

    Alliteration

    Repetition

    Rhyme

  • Question 7
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    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?

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    Simile

    Symbol

    Personification

    Onomatopoeia

  • Question 8
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    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

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    Onomatopoeia

    Metaphors

    Similes

    Rhymes

  • Question 9
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    "A country that is bruised but whole, benevolent but bold, fierce and free." What country do you think she means here?

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    China

    The UK

    The USA

    South Africa

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    What do we call the play on words used in this line: "what "just is" isn't always justice"?

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    Imagery

    Diction

    A pun

    A simile

  • Question 11
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    "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?

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    interrupted

    inertia

    inheritance

    generation

  • Question 12
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    What two meanings might 'arms' have in this line:

    "We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another?"

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    Weapons and body parts

    Kindness and Cruelty

    Literal and metaphorical

    Sadness and happiness

  • Question 13
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    What poetic technique is used in this line: "History has its eyes on us"?

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    Metaphor

    Personification

    Simile

    Onomatopoeia

  • Question 14
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    References to "light" are usually . . .

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    negative

    positive

    neutral

  • Question 15
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    References to "shade" or "dark" are usually . . .

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    negative

    positive

    neutral

  • Question 16
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    The historical document that is referenced in the following quote: "we aren't striving to form a union that is perfect."

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    Genesis

    Common Sense

    The Constitution

    Declaration of Indepedence

  • Question 17
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    What literary device is used:

    "To compose a country committed to all cultures, colors, characters and conditions of man"

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    alliteration

    simile

    personification

    anecdote

  • Question 18
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    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.

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    Clinton

    Pence

    Jefferson

    Washington

  • Question 19
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    "History has its eyes on us" is an example of

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    rhyme

    personification

    hyperbole

    metaphor

  • Question 20
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    According to Mitch, the poet in the analysis video, the story that "braved the belly of the beast" probably refers to is from . . .

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    The Bible

    The Constitution

    The Pledge of Allegiance

    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea

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