3-4 page typed and double spaced preparation essay in which you will analyze your selected poem using the dramatistic pentad.
Write an analysis of your selected text using the dramatistic pentad.
This paper must: â€¢ Provide a brief definition of each element of the pentad in your own words.
â€¢ Identify each element of the pentad in your selected poem, using specific examples to support your analysis.
â€¢ Discuss each element of the pentad in 1-2 paragraphs.
â€¢ Be double-spaced, in size 12 font, with one inch margins throughout, stapled, and follow the MLA style manual for citation guidelines
the poem to be analyzed is: Nikki Rosa by Nikki Giovanni
“childhood remembrances are always a drag
if youâ€™re Black
you always remember things like living in Wood-lawn
with no inside toilet
and if you become famous or something
they never talk about how happy you were to have
all to yourself and
how good the water felt when you got your bath from one of those
big tubs that folk in Chicago barbecue in
and somehow when you talk about home
it never gets across how much you
understood their feelings
as the whole family attended meetings about Hollydale
and even though you remember
your biographers never understand
your fatherâ€™s pain as he sells his stock
and another dream goes
and though youâ€™re poor it isnâ€™t poverty that
and though they fought a lot
it isnâ€™t your fatherâ€™s drinking that makes any difference
but only that everybody is together and you
and your sister have happy birthdays and very good christmases
and I really hope no white person has cause to write about me
because they never understand Black love is Black wealth
and theyâ€™ll probably talk about my hard childhood and never understand that
all the while I was quite happy.”