Reading and Exploring 'America' by Claude Mckay

In this lesson, you will be introduced to the poet Claude McKay. You will look at both his use of the sonnet form and juxtaposition to explore his conflicting feelings towards 'America'.

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Quiz:

Reading and Exploring ‘America’ by Claude McKay - Quiz

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Question 5

Q1.When was McKay writing?

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Q2.True or False: The Harlem Renaissance was led by African-American artists.

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Q3.What form is 'America' written in?

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Q4.What technique does McKay use throughout his poem, 'America'?

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Q5.Fill in the gap: McKay calls America a 'cultured _______'

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

Reading and Exploring ‘America’ by Claude McKay - Quiz

Don’t worry if you get a question wrong! Forgetting is an important step in learning. We will recap next lesson.

Question 1

Question 2

Question 3

Question 4

Question 5

Q1.When was McKay writing?

1/5

Q2.True or False: The Harlem Renaissance was led by African-American artists.

2/5

Q3.What form is 'America' written in?

3/5

Q4.What technique does McKay use throughout his poem, 'America'?

4/5

Q5.Fill in the gap: McKay calls America a 'cultured _______'

5/5

Lesson summary: Reading and Exploring 'America' by Claude Mckay

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