1 HO Missrosie Essay

Submitted By Emma-Wailes
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Pages: 2

“miss rosie”
Directions: Completely follow the directions for each section.
I. Reading Focus: Slowly read aloud “miss rosie,” listening for idioms, metaphors, and similes. Use a concept map like the one below to list feelings and images you associate with AT LEAST TWO idioms, metaphors, or similes.
II. Short Answer: Answer the following question in complete sentences.
A. IDIOM & METAPHOR: What is the significance of comparing Miss Rosie’s mind to “next week’s grocery”?

B. READING ALOUD: Without periods and commas to guide you, how do you know where to pause as you read the poem aloud?

C. CHARACTER: How has Miss Rosie changed over time? Why do you think the speaker does not say what has changed her?

D. EVALUATE: Which figure of speech in “miss rosie” do you think is the most powerful? Explain.

E. ANALYZE: Identity three examples of sensory imagery from “miss rosie,” such as words describing touch or smell. In what way do these images shape your vision of Miss Rosie?
III. Multiple Choice: Select the BEST answer to the following questions.
1. In “miss rosie,” Miss Rosie is now probably someone who—
a. lives over a grocery store
b. works in a restaurant
c. lives on the street
d. works with the poor
3. In “miss rosie,” the speaker of Lucille Clifton’s poem says that Miss Rosie is—
a. next week’s groceries
b. an old man’s shoes
c. a wet brown bag
d. old potato peels
4. The idiom “I stand up” in