Thursday, April 8, 2010

My Mother Pieced Quilts

  • Read the poem on your own.
  • Divide the poem into four parts for key word notes
  • Re-read the poem, adding key words to understand poem
  • Respond to the following:
    1. Who is the speaker of the poem?
    2. To whom is the speaker speaking?
    3. Describe the speaker’s family.
    4. Describe 4 sources of fabric for the quilts.
    5. Reread lines 51-54. Who are “they”? In what way are they… armed? ready? shouting? celebrating?
    6. Describe the theme of the poem.

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