We Wear the Mask (Finishing up (He wasn't able to express his…
We Wear the Mask
He wasn't able to express his feelings except in this poem. he wanted to convey his message of that the expressions on people’s face don’t always show their true emotions and feelings.
I liked the poem since the beginning, through reading it I was positive that this poem is talking about the suffering of the African Americans. I t did not change my idea about it . instead, it made it more powerful to convey his messgae without looking up.
Yes the would enjoy it because it mimics reality at that time
It is still relatable today because there is still racism and discrimination also we still hide our true feelings
This poem will keep reminding us that no matter what happens people will still hide their true self to get along with the society
The poem tells the readers that even if you are suffering and going through hard situation you can still smile through it even if it hurts
When I first read the poem I really liked it, it's a really good poem that tells the reality that we are living, I like how the writer express his feelings by using "masks".
I think that the author had a negative attitude toward the subject. The poet experienced these negative feelings and he is expressing his own feelings.
The title tells that there is fake people around us.
the poem is mainly talks about concealed pain and suffering, where black people were treated like nothing, and how they don't show their emotions
We chose this poem because it's mimics the reality.
The poem has a purpose, the author is trying to send his message to the world, the difficulties he and the black people faced-- and still facing. The experts think that this poem is written because the author wasn't able to speak his feeling out to the world, that's why the author transferred his feelings into a poem.
Not all words are similar to one another.
wear,grins, lies, hides, pay, smile, tears, sighs, cries, arise, sing.
The Poet used these words because they are evidence to the poem
It makes me think of how they were hurt but still smile.
No there weren't any difficult words
The poem was published in 1896.
At hat time the Civil War had liberated blacks from slavery, and federal laws had granted them the right to vote, the right to own property, and so on. The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution granted black Americans basic rights as citizens, as did the Civil Rights Act of 1875.
The author wrote about certain things from the past.
The author was a clerk in Chicago.
The author wrote about an event happened in 1896 where antipathy toward blacks was widespread in America.
What was going on during that time period had made Laurence, the poet, a poet; in that time Americans were so racist and his parents were slaves and then they separated, so I think what happened in his life has made him a poet.
Yes, there are rhymes in the poem we wear the mask.
AABBCAABDAABAD rhyme scheme
Yes there are divisions in the poem which is stanzas.
The poem contributes to the meaning of imagery, like "this debt we pay to human guile" and "with torn hearts we smile" are examples
The poet uses personification in the poem We wear the mask that grins and lies" In this verse, the poet personified the masks and gave it human characteristics like “grins, lies” to show that people cover their true self with lies and grins to fit in.
The poem also contained a hyperbole as an “With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,"
”. In this verse, the poet exaggerated the pain and suffers of the African Americans to show that in that time it was tough for the black people but even though they could smile
The poem uses symbolism along with metaphor by mentioning the mask. The mask in the poem a way of hiding emotions and feelings. A way of not being allowed to express oneself freely
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