We Wear the Mask :silhouettes: (WORD CHOICE :smiley: (18)the words smile,…
We Wear the Mask :silhouettes:
1)We selected this poem because it resembles our society and
2)The title shows how people wears a "mask" to hide their true feelings behind a false expression.
3)Our first impression on the poem was that it was very moving and touching,We liked the poem since it talks about a huge problem which we face nowadays which is racism and how it affects the victims of racism.
4)The poem is about racism and how the victims change their personalities to fit in as if they were forced to change
6)Yes the poem definitely has a purpose and it is to show others how the victims of racism are forced to change to be accepted in the environment so the poem is showing how they suffer so racists must think of others and be aware.
5)The author has a negative attitude towards racism.
7)The author did not write about a person or event from history
8)The author did not write about certain things from the past
9)The publication date 1896 by Dodd, Mead, and Company
10)In that time period black people didn't have any rights which upheld "separate but equal" revolution
he moved to chicago and worked as a clerk
12)Black people were victims of racism and the poet explains how they wear masks to fit with the society
14)Yes the poem rhymes
15))The poem rhymes at the end of each line
13)The poem is divided into three stanzas
16)The rhyming in the poem makes it more entertaining, which helps the poets voice to be heard since black people had no voice at that time.
WORD CHOICE :smiley:
18)the words smile, and sing are similar in that they both convey happy actions, while the words lies, grins, hides, shades, and cries convey dark actions.
19)I think the poet chose theses particular words to covey the the terrible treatment that black people endured during those dark times.
17)The poet uses these verbs in the poem: wear, grins, lies, hides, shades, pay, smile, counting, cries, arise, sing
20)The words show the contradiction of the feelings one gets while wearing the mask vs without it
but there are some difficult words such as guile ,myriad subtleties
22)The difficult words mean: guile: sly or cunning intelligence. myriad: a countless or extremely great number of people or things. subtleties: so delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyse or describe.
24)The mood of the poem is sad and desperate, words like shades, lies, torn, tears, sighs, and cries contribute to the overall mood.
23)The definitions of the difficult words helped us undersrstand the overall meaning of the poem.
FIGURATIVE LANGUAGE :!?:
25)The poem has no similies
26)No the poem has no metaphors
27)Yes the poem has a personification which is "We wear the mask that grins and lies" A mask has no human characteristics.
28)The poem contained outstanding symbolism. Throughout the whole poem, The author used the “mask” to represent how people change the personalities and expressions to fit in.
FINISHING UP :check:
32)Racism is still present so this poem is important nowadays because racism is spreading world wide since people rely mostly on social media so abusing others became easier.
33) it will be relevaent in the future to show how we progress and to learn about black history from a person who lived the experience
29)The author write this poem to express his feelings about racism and how black people needs to hide behind the mask to fit with the society
30)my first impression I though it was talking about hiding your feelings but after searching I understand it more it's about racism in that time and how the author cannot live with the white people
31,34)yes I think my classmates will like it because the background of this poem is moving and it has a huge impact on society
Maha :star: , Reema :no_entry: , Rana :fire: