Here are your words for this week…
reiterate, conflagration, induce, soporific, anarchy, strident, nonchalant, malleable, ludicrous, abridge
Quiz will be Friday along with your quiz over chapters 1-7 for TKAM.
Today we look at Jim Crow laws and a song called Strange Fruit.
Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swingin’ in the Southern breeze
Strange fruit hangin’ from the poplar trees
Pastoral scene of the gallant South
The bulgin’ eyes and the twisted mouth
Scent of magnolias sweet and fresh
Then the sudden smell of burnin’ flesh
Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck
For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck
For the sun to rot, for the tree to drop
Here is a strange and bitter crop
1. Explain the extended metaphor of the strange fruit.
2. Which three lines of imagery do you find most effective?
3. Do you find the song effective? Why or why not?
4. Write a two different words that describe the tone of this song…