"On being brought from Africa to America" by Phillis Wheatley: Rhyme Scheme Analysis
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"On being brought from Africa to America" by Phillis Wheatley: Rhyme Scheme Analysis

Explore and analyze the heroic couplets, rhyme scheme (aabbccdd), and themes of racism and stigmatization of black people in Phillis Wheatley's poem. Understand how the poet uses black vernacular, italics for emphasis, and puns to convey deeper messages about the enslavement and forced migration of African people to America.

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Match the following descriptions with the correct statue:

Giant status = Colossus Petrarchan sonnet structure = Colossus Symbol of freedom by the harbor = Both Gift intended for Egypt, not America = Statue of Liberty

Match the locations with their corresponding old and new world classification:

Africa, Asia, Europe = Ancient lands North America, South America, Australia = New world Africa, Europe, Asia = Ancient lands

Match the following pairs with their correct description:

Old Colossus of Helios = Powerful and frightening Statue of Liberty = Welcoming immigrants New Colossus = Motherly and kind

Match the following elements with their corresponding locations:

<p>Air-bridged harbor = Brooklyn bridge Twin cities = New York, New Jersey</p> Signup and view all the answers

Match the following characteristics with their correct descriptions:

<p>Man, Sun, Legs = Old Colossus Women, Freedom, Powerful but Kind = New Colossus</p> Signup and view all the answers

Match the following rhyme schemes with their respective poems:

<p>abbaabba-cdcdcd = Colossus Petrarchan Sonnet</p> Signup and view all the answers

Match the form of the poem with its corresponding structure:

<p>Heroic couplets (aabbccdd) = Rhyme Scheme Petrarchan sonnet (abbaabbacdcdcd) = Sonnet Structure Octave and sestet = Parts of a Petrarchan sonnet Free verse = No specific rhyme or meter</p> Signup and view all the answers

Match the theme with the literary device used in the poem:

<p>Racism, Stigmatizing black people = Theme of 'On being brought from Africa to America' Pun on 'die, dye' = Literary device used in 'On being brought from Africa to America' Comparison of old and new statues = Theme of 'The New Colossus' Personification of the statue = Literary device used in 'The New Colossus'</p> Signup and view all the answers

Match the tone of the poem with its corresponding description:

<p>Contemplative, nostalgic = Alternate tone for 'The New Colossus' Didactic, preaching = Tone of 'On being brought from Africa to America' Hopeful, welcoming = Tone of 'The New Colossus' Sarcastic, critical = Alternate tone for 'On being brought from Africa to America'</p> Signup and view all the answers

Match the poet's approach with the reason behind it:

<p>Uses black vernacular and italics = Poet's approach in 'On being brought from Africa to America' Compares new statue to old Colossus of Helios = Poet's approach in 'The New Colossus' Avoids direct accusation through sugar-coated language = Reason for approach in 'On being brought from Africa to America' Expresses gratitude towards white people = Reason for approach in 'The New Colossus'</p> Signup and view all the answers

Match the titles with their significance:

<p>'On being brought from Africa to America' = 'Forced migration and enslavement' 'The New Colossus' = 'Symbol of hope and refuge for immigrants' 'Phillis Wheatley' = 'Voice against racism and discrimination' 'Emma Lazarus' = 'Advocate for immigrant rights and freedom'</p> Signup and view all the answers

Match the symbolic references with their meanings:

<p>Black color as deadly = 'Symbolizes prejudice and discrimination' 'The mother of the exiles' = 'Represents a welcoming beacon for immigrants' Kidnapping from Africa to America = 'Signifies forced displacement and loss of freedom' Statue welcoming tired, persecuted, homeless = 'Symbolizes inclusivity and refuge for the oppressed'</p> Signup and view all the answers

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