Explain how the poet uses repetition to convey the theme.
Explain how repetition enhances the speaker’s tone in the poem.
What is the purpose of repetition in a poem?
To make the mood more positive and upbeat
To cue to the reader to say the words more slowly
To highlight the limited perspective of the speaker
To make an idea clearer
In “Phenomenal Woman,” how does the repetition of “Phenomenally / Phenomenal woman” affect the tone of the speaker?
It makes her sound more confident.
It makes her tone more mournful.
It makes her tone more stuck up.
It makes her tone more naïve.
What is the theme in this poem?
A woman is phenomenal when she makes men fall in love with her.
A woman is phenomenal if she has faith in herself and believes in her inner beauty.
A woman is phenomenal when she dresses confidently.
A woman is phenomenal if she always tells the truth.
Which detail from the text supports the answer to Part B?
“But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.” (stanza 1)
“Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.” (stanza 2)
“It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,” (stanza 2)
“The grace of my style.” (stanza 4)
Explain how the repetition helps develop the theme in “Phenomenal Woman” by Maya Angelou.
Read “Alone” by Maya Angelou.
Read “Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night” by Dylan Thomas.
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