Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Birthday Commemoration Assignment
Directions: Please respond in brief, grammatically-correct, and complete sentences.
Part I: (20 points) “I Have a Dream” Speech given in 1963 (on the centennial anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation)
1. Please read the speech from page four to the end , highlighting the handout on Kami as you read. Based on the words and phrases you noticed in the speech. What do you think was Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream? PLEASE TYPE IN A DIFFERENT COLOR FONT. THANKS! 🙂
2. What evidence do you find in the speech to support your answer? PLEASE TYPE IN A DIFFERENT COLOR FONT. THANKS! 🙂
Part II: (25 points) Please read the poem, “Pride” by Dahlia Ravikovitch, found on page 403 of your textbook. Please silently read it through twice, the first time without writing anything down. The second time you read the poem, please write down the words, phrases, and images that jump out at you.
1. Write down the words, phrases, and images that jump out at you: PLEASE TYPE IN A DIFFERENT COLOR FONT for each answer. THANKS! 🙂
For numbers two through five: Please support each answer with evidence from the text.
2. What is the speaker in the poem describing?
3. What is being personified?
4. What does the seal represent?
5. Why do you think that the poem is called “Pride”?
Part III: Compose a paragraph. (Five sentence minimum): 50 points.
Given your understanding of Dr. King and his use of civil disobedience, what do you think his response would be to this poem? Which part of the poem would he connect with the most? How did Dr. King overcome his pride and persist with his nonviolent message? What can you learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.? You must compose your own work. Do not cut and paste any work into your answers. Completion and turn-in of this assignment means that you understand that you will receive a zero if you copy someone else’s work and use it as your own for any part of this assignment.