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Transcript of Author's Purpose
1. What do we know about the context?
2. What does the title suggest?
POEM #1: “ON THE PULSE OF MORNING”
How did “words” give Maya Angelou power?
Why do you think she chose a poem for the “how” to her “why” (this style for her purpose)?
POEM #2: “STILL I RISE”
One voice at a time.
Raise your hand to share.
Be respectful of everyone’s ideas.
Be thoughtful and reflective.
How does author's purpose shape content and style?
How do audience and purpose influence a writer’s choices?
organizational pattern, language, literary techniques
DR. MAYA ANGELOU
Please fold the colored piece of
paper on your desk in half, and write
your name on it legibly.
Then, stand it up facing the front
of the room.
Language gives us power.
Audience and purpose influence a writer’s choice of organizational pattern, language, and literary techniques.
What are different ways or mediums through which we express our thoughts and emotions?
THINK TO YOURSELF:
Michelle Obama's Speech at Maya Angelou's Memorial Service
The Huffington Post
, June 6, 2014
"Maya Angelou Dead at 86"
, May 28, 2014
"Maya Angelou Dead: Acclaimed Author and Poet Dies at 86"
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod me in the very dirt
But still, like dust, I’ll rise.
Does my sassiness upset you?
Why are you beset with gloom?
‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells
Pumping in my living room.
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?
What line from "On the Pulse of Morning" best conveys and supports the author's main purpose?
A. "I am yours, your passages have been paid"
B. "I, the Rock, I, the River, I, the Tree"
C. "Good morning"
D. "You have a piercing need"
, May 28, 2014
3. What is the author’s purpose?
4. How does she convey this?
Out of the huts of history’s shame
Up from a past that’s rooted in pain
I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide,
Welling and swelling I bear in the tide.
Leaving behind nights of terror and fear
Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear
Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave,
I am the dream and the hope of the slave.
Closing Activity/Exit Ticket
1. The reason for which something exists or is done, made, used, etc. 2. An intended or desired result; aim; goal