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BC: P.S. Sorry about the small font on the Brass Spittoons poem.

FC: By: Wesley Grigg Tori Stevens Bria Willard TreCorey Johnson | A raisin in the sun project

1: Lorraine Hansberry biography | BY the time she was 28 a raisin in the sun was on broadway. | Lorraine Hansberry lived from 1930 to 1965. | Hansberry was born in Gloucester, Mississippi

2: The book is based on actual events that the author and her family went through. | Hansberry had four brothers and sisters. | Her family started the Hansberry institution to teach African Americans their civil rights.

3: Lorraine Hansberry was almost killed when a group of white people gathered in front of her house and threw a brick through the window when she was eight. | Hansberry died of pancreatic cancer the night her play a raisin in the sun was closed. | She left her finished and unfinished work that showed what a true civil right activist she was.

4: Langston Hughes | Langston Hughes was born February 1st 1902. | He was born in Joplin Missouri | In his lifetime he published more than three dozen book and poems.

5: Hughes also wrote children's books | Langston Hughes went to Columbia university, but he had already launched his career. | Hughes sense of morality was inspired by his maternal grandmother.

6: Hughes published a dozen children's book alone. | Hughes died May 22nd, 1967 after post heart surgical problems. | He was included in the American academy of arts and science. of

7: It was a long time ago. I have almost forgotten my dream. But it was there then, In front of me, Bright like a sun-- My dream. And then the wall rose, Rose slowly, Slowly, Between me and my dream. Rose until it touched the sky-- The wall. Shadow. I am black. I lie down in the shadow. No longer the light of my dream before me, Above me. Only the thick wall. Only the shadow. My hands! My dark hands! Break through the wall! Find my dream! Help me to shatter this darkness, To smash this night, To break this shadow Into a thousand lights of sun, Into a thousand whirling dreams Of sun! | aS i gROW oLDER

8: T=The way you think of things changes as you grow older. What happens as you grow older. P=As he grew things popped up to block his path. he wants to continue towards his dream. C=To overcome things that are throw in front of you. A=The tone of the speaker is motivational and supportive. S=The mood changes when he talks about how when he grew older he got what he wanted. T=The title means that as you grow older what you want changes. T=The author thinks that people can get whatever they want if they work for it.He conveys people get what they try for. | As I Grow Older

9: Clean the spittoons, boy. Detroit, Chicago, Atlantic City, Palm Beach. Clean the spittoons. The steam in hotel kitchens, And the smoke in hotel lobbies, And the slime in hotel spittoons: Part of my life. Hey, boy! A nickel, A dime, A dollar, Two dollars a day. Hey, boy! A nickel, A dime, A dollar, Two dollars Buy shoes for the baby. House rent to pay. Gin on Saturday, Church on Sunday. My God! Babies and gin and church And women and Sunday All mixed with dimes and Dollars and clean spittoons And house rent to pay. Hey, boy! A bright bowl of brass is beautiful to the Lord. Bright polished brass like the cymbals Of King David’s dancers, Like the wine cups of Solomon. Hey, boy! A clean spittoon on the altar of the Lord. A clean bright spittoon all newly polished— At least I can offer that. Com’mere, boy! | BrASS sPITTOONES

10: Brass Spittoons | T=We think it means how much your life is worth to others. P=The poem is about what he cleans for money. what he does for money in different places. C=The poem is about what others think of his life. A=The attitude of the speaker is pity about how people treat each other. S=The mood is constant until he talks about when he is depressed about cleaning spittoons. T=the title talks about what people think he is worth to him or each other. It does not have a deep meaning behind the title. T=the selection is about how others spit on his dreams. The selection is talking about how you are the only one who cares about your dreams.

11: work cited | 1. Margerat B. Wilkerson "Lorraine Hansberry, answers.com/biogrphies" May 27th last modified, acessed May 18th, 2011. | 2. Arnold Rampersad "Langston Hughes, answers.com/biographies" accasesed May 18,2011 | 3. "As I grow older Poemhunter.com" created Friday January 3rd 2003 acessed May 19, 2011 | 4. "Brass Spitune Poemhunter.com" created March 27, 2010 Acessed May 19, 2011

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