the frightened cat ran up a tree but was rescued by the fireman
since when did we support that ridiculous charity
We then went on to read and explicate the poem, "Mother to Son." For those of you who do not know what explicate is, it means to basically annotate it.
Well, son, I'll tell you:
Life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
It's had tacks in it,
And boards torn up,
And places with no carpet on the floor --
But all the time
I'se been a-climbin' on,
And reachin' landin's,
And turnin' corners,
And sometimes goin' in the dark
Where there ain't been no light.
So boy, don't you turn back.
Don't you set down on the steps
'Cause you finds it's kinder hard.
Don't you fall now --
For I'se still goin', honey,
I'se still climbin',
And life for me ain't been no crystal stair.
After we read the poem, we went on to writing our seductive/persuasive poem. In the poem, we have to try to convince someone about something they are not willing to do. It can be a couplet, rhyme, have alliteration, and so on; just as long as it is seductive/persuasive. Some things that help support your poem are strategies such as Lego, Ethos, and Pathos. Good luck!
- CSAP packet (Limes)
- Seductive/persuasive poem (post on the class blog when you finish)