Read a poem by Kwame Alexander titled “Today, I Am A Witness to Change.” and write an analysis for the 4 following questions.
(single-spaced, 12 points)
You should analyze the poem from an Asian viewpoint.
The topic is Asian hate.
1. With this in mind, why do you guys think this poem is important to the movement, and what is its main message or purpose?
2. Question #2: What are some rhetorical elements that you found within the poem?
– use Repetition, Ethos, and First-person POV for rhetorical elements.
3. What do you think is the lasting impact of this poem and movement?
4. Why do you guys think this poem is a revolutionary rhetoric piece?
-you can say no if you want.
“We will assess the group on the basis of their level of preparedness (background, research, rhetorical
analysis), the extemporaneous or “flowing” nature of the conversation (the natural sense of “give and
take” and the willingness to jump in, converse, object) and the audibility and clarity of each of the
speakers. While the conversation should not appear overly scriipted, the group should make sure to
practice according to an agreed-upon outline. Finally, we will assess the 3-page document that represents
what each group member plans to bring to the conversation. We will consider this document in terms of
its clarity, coherence, specificity, citation, and equal representation of each group member’s part.” (It says 3-page document but my part is just one page)