How might the tone of her poem be different if she had survived poverty, illness and disappointment and wrote it at an older stage in life?
For each half-page post, students will be prompted to think about three different “Qs” as they relate to the assigned material of each learning module:
QUALITY: This is a personal reaction to/reflection on a specific part of the reading.
Step 1: Describe something from the reading that surprised you, challenged you, piqued your interest, or made you curious.
Step 2: Explain why it impacted you in this way.
QUOTE: Identify a specific part of the reading that you found memorable or quotable, and type it out in the form of a word-for-word quote (no more than two sentences).
Step 1: Type out the quote (Don’t forget the quotation marks (“”)!!!)
Step 2: Give the specific page number(s) from which you took your quote, if applicable.
QUESTION: Write a critical thinking question about the reading.
-This is not a critical thinking question: How old was Phyllis Wheatly when she wrote this poem?
-This is a critical thinking question: According to the background statement on Phyllis Wheatley, she was a teenager when she started writing—but also very young and poor when she died. This Wheatley poem was extremely positive about white colonial slaveholders and white Christianity, especially for someone who was enslaved. How might the tone of her poem be different if she had survived poverty, illness and disappointment and wrote it at an older stage in life?
*Please write the main word of the prompt (i.e., Quality, Quote, Question), and then your response for each. Please do not write out the whole prompt.
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