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A Raisin in the Sun

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BC: By: Amanda Langley, Al Scher, Victoria Greenleaf, and Margaret Mauney

FC: A Raisin in the Sun

1: Lorraine Hansberry

2: Born May 19, 1930- January 12 1965 | Born in Chicago

3: Moved to New York to pursue a career in writing | Married Robert B. Nemiroff | Died of cancer at the age of thirty-four

4: Lorraine went to the University of Wisconsin | dropped out of school to pursue writing | Got an award for her play "A Raisin in the Sun"

5: Langston Hughes

6: Langston was born February 1, 1902 | He was raised by his grandma until he was thirteen | he had jobs as a assistant cook, a bus boy and a launderer

7: In November of 1924 he moved to Washington D.C | In 1930 he wrote his first book "Not Without Laughter" | He wrote mostly about black life through the 1920's- 1960's

8: wrote about both laughter and suffering throughout the black society | Died on May 22, 1967 from cancer | Jazz had a big influence on his writing

9: Poems by: Langston Hughes

10: Catch | Big Boy came Carrying a mermaid On his shoulders And the mermaid Had her tail Curved Beneath his arm. He’d found a fish To carry— Half fish, Half girl To marry.

11: Being a fisher boy, He’d found a fish To carry— Half fish, Half girl To marry.

12: Title | When first looking at the title we thought the poem would talk about the speaker wanting to catch something

13: Paraphrase | The plot of this story is the speaker is talking about him fishing to find his true love and getting it. Its like the saying " Theres more fish in the sea".

14: Connotations | Big Boy came, curved, half fish, half girl, and to marry.

15: Attitude | The speakers attitude is he is proud of himself.

16: Shifts | The tone and mood change at the end he seems happier!!!

17: Title | The title does have more of a meaning after reading the poem it shows the importance of it.

18: Theme | the theme of the poem is to never give up on love.

19: Children's Rhymes | By: Langston Hughes

20: Title | when first reading the poem you think of children reading or singing.

21: The plot of this story is that black kids can't do all the things white kids can do. | Paraphrase

22: connotations | White kids, lie , what bugs us don't bug them

23: Attitude | He is mad at the fact he can't do what white people do

24: Shifts | the mood shifts toward the end he just keeps get madder and madder then the speaker explodes

25: Title | The poem does have more of a surface meaning at the end by children's rhymes he means children's cries.

26: Theme | The theme of the poem is everybody should be equal

27: Bibliography | "Langston Hughes." - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More. Web. 30 May 2011. . | "Langston Hughes." PoemHunter.Com - Thousands of Poems and Poets.. Poetry Search Engine. Web. 30 May 2011. .

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  • Title: A Raisin in the Sun
  • this mixbook is on our project of a raisin in the sun the play we read in class
  • Tags: raisin in the sun, langston hughes
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