A Moveable Feast: 11th American Literature/Composition

11th American Literature/Composition Winter 2008

Resources for Researching Spirituals October 22, 2008

Filed under: Unit 4: Civil War Lit. — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 7:25 pm

Access and read these resources before we read tonight’s selections.  Complete the graphic organizer I have provided you with the 5 most important facts about each article you learned from your reading of all four articles in YOUR OWN words.

 For more info, I recommend this website; click on the links on the left sidebar:

 Now I recommend you listen to these songs as you read the verses in your textbook.


Responding To The Three Spirituals November 16, 2007

Filed under: Unit 4: Civil War Lit. — Buffy J. Hamilton @ 1:33 am
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Consider the three spirituals you read this evening. 

  • What stood out to you about each spiritual?  What struck you as important about each spiritual?
  • Which spiritual appealed to you the most?  Why?  What qualities (imagery, language, word choice, etc.) struck you?
  • Why do you think people still enjoy spirituals in modern times? 

Share your responses in a thoughtful paragraph of 8-10 sentences.  Please proofread your work carefully in Word before you post.