Maya Angelou, On the Pulse of Morning – Speech Analysis

  1. Watch the speech as a class.
  2. Answer the questions on the document attached or a piece of paper.
  3. Annotate the poem in class by doing the following: (At home student can write these annotations in the
    private comments).
  • Highlight 2 examples of figurative language
  • Underline 2 examples of rhetoric(ethos, pathos, logos)
  • Circle new vocabulary and define the words in the margins.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59xGmHzxtZ4&ab_channel=clintonlibrary42

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS