Teachers of English literature, music and multicultural studies will find this to be an invaluable source for supplementary reading and writing lessons on personal narrative, history, drama and poetry. Diverse methods of inspiring students to write through readings of African American literaturefrom all over the Americasinclude exercises using the poetry of Nobel laureate Derek Wolcott, Aime Csare, Gwendolyn Brooks, James Baldwin, Rita Dove, Bob Kaufman, Nikki Giovanni, and Langston Hughes. Exercises stressing the musical influence on jazz and blues poetry, and the resultant use of lyric poetic devices, also fortify this collection. Included are student samples, a select bibliography, and a brief discography.Two fifth gradersa#39; efforts with this exercise provide good examples of how to dig beneath the surface of cliches. One girl began with a ... for specificity and detail comes another, equally essential to this (and every) exercise: include the five senses. Johnsona#39;s poem illustrates the power of sensory detail: his Death has those aquot;icy arms, aquot; his horse is silent as it gallops down the gold street. By now someanbsp;...
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