Language in 'If We Must Die'

In our third lesson on the poem 'If We Must Die', we will return to the poem again to explore the powerful images created by McKay. We will look closely at the words and sounds of the poem to consider how McKay paints a vivid scene and inspires a call to action.

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.When and where was the Harlem Renaissance?

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Q2.What was the Harlem Renaissance?

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Q3.What does oppression mean?

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Q4.Who was Claude McKay?

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Q5.What is racial oppression?

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Q6.What was the Red Summer?

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Q7.What did Claude McKay say about how his crew reacted to the poem?

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Q8.What did Frank Harris say about the poem 'If We Must Die'?

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Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.When and where was the Harlem Renaissance?

1/8

Q2.What was the Harlem Renaissance?

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Q3.What does oppression mean?

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Q4.Who was Claude McKay?

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Q5.What is racial oppression?

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Q6.What was the Red Summer?

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Q7.What did Claude McKay say about how his crew reacted to the poem?

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Q8.What did Frank Harris say about the poem 'If We Must Die'?

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Language in 'If We Must Die' - Quiz

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Q1.What is imagery?

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Q2.What is a metaphor?

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Q3.Which of these is a simile to describe the treatment of the oppressed in the poem?

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Q4.Which quotation includes brutal bestial imagery?

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Q5.What does it mean to be dignified?

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Q6.What can we call these letters: t, k, p d, g, and b?

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Q7.Which of these words from the poem contains plosives?

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Q8.Why does McKay use plosives in 'If We Must Die'?

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Language in 'If We Must Die' - Quiz

Use these questions to text your knowledge of Lesson 3: Language in 'If We Must Die' Good luck!

Q1.What is imagery?

1/8

Q2.What is a metaphor?

2/8

Q3.Which of these is a simile to describe the treatment of the oppressed in the poem?

3/8

Q4.Which quotation includes brutal bestial imagery?

4/8

Q5.What does it mean to be dignified?

5/8

Q6.What can we call these letters: t, k, p d, g, and b?

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Q7.Which of these words from the poem contains plosives?

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Q8.Why does McKay use plosives in 'If We Must Die'?

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Lesson summary: Language in 'If We Must Die'

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