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Copy of Encounter with Martin Luther King Jr.
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Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Ann Johnson)
Born: April 4, 1928
Author: Why the Caged Bird Sings and Just Give
Me a Cool Drink of Water 'Fore I Diiie (1971)
Named "Poet Laureate" by President Bill Clinton
aka - Indian Mustard
Popular ingredient in "soul food".
What is "soul food" and what does this simile
tell us about the author?
A country Shanty
Map of Texarkana
fence (n.) - a person who sells stolen property
Based on the text, how does Dr. King
feel about Maya's brother Bailey?
Sing Sing Correctional Institute
The prision is named for the Sinck Sinck indian tribe, from whom the land for the prision was purchased in 1685.
The saying "being sent up the river" refers to
being sent up the Hudson river to Sing Sing.
Dr. King says that Baily is "freer than those who hold him behind bars".
What does he mean by that? How are Baily's opressors themselves opressed?
Maya describes Dr. King as "the fighting preacher, armed and ready
for the public fray." How else does she portray Dr. King?
mellifluous (adj)- smooth ; from the Latin mel (honey) and fluere (to flow)
Theophilius Eugene "Bull" Connor (1897 - 1973):
Infamous "Public Saftey Commissioner" in Birmingham, AL during
the worst protests of the Civil Rights Movement.
Best known for his violent tactics in handling public demonstrations.
He routinly sprayed protestors with fire hoses and released police
attack dogs on activists.
mulling (v)- grind or mix; to consider at length;
from the Middle Dutch word melu which means meal.
Lesson Objective: Today I will identify and analyze
characterization in non-fiction by reading
Encounter with Martin Luther King Jr.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Homework: FINISH reading Double Dutch for
Reread lines 10-13 What do you learn about King from Angelou's description of him?
Reread lines 45-49 What does King's statement suggest about him?
Reread lines 56-62. Describe the shift in King's attitude. What can you infer about why he is different in private than he is in public?