â€¢ Read Lorna Dee Cervantesâ€ â€œRefugee Shipâ€ (locate online) â€¢ Read Mark Turcotteâ€s â€œBattlefieldâ€ (locate online) â€¢ Read June Jordanâ€s “Poem About My Rights” (locate online) â€¢ Read Langston Hughes’ “Harlem” (locate online) â€¢ Read Scott Challenerâ€s â€œLangston Hughes: â€˜Harlemâ€â€ (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/150907/langston-hughes-harlem) â€¢ Read Langston Hughes’ “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” (locate online) â€¢ Access the discussion forum and post a response to the writing prompt listed in the forum entitled “Cervantes, et al”
Answer three (3) of the following questions (making certain, as always, to reference and analyze specific lines as argumentative support):
1.) What argument does Lorna Dee Cervantes’ “Refugee Ship” make about cultural assimilation?
2.) What argument does Mark Turcotte’s “Battlefield” make about cultural assimilation?
3.) What argument does June Jordan’s “Poem About My Rights” make about being black and female in the United States?
4.) Does Langston Hughes’ “Harlem” make a specific argument? Why is the poem entitled “Harlem”? If you decide to answer this question, be sure to keep in mind that the poem was published in 1951.
5.) Langston Hughes’ “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” is one of the most famous poems in the English language. Choose two lines from the poem and explain their relevance to the poem as a whole.
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