Respond to the following questions:

1. (“Stupid America”) What is Delgado’s attitude toward the people in the poem?

2. What does the person “with a big knife” desire?

3. Why do you think the poem is titled “Stupid America”?

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Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

3.0 pts

Exceeds expectations

The answers not only contain the main points but go beyond them to provide a critique of their veracity. The writing is clear and measured.

2.0 pts

Acceptable

The answers contain most (75%) of the points that needed to be included. The writing is clear. Correct attempts to integrate the points.

1.0 pts

Minimally acceptable

The answers contain some textual evidence. Writing is not clear. The answers need to incorporate more information.

0.0 pts

Unacceptable

The answers do not provide any textual evidence. The homework questions are incomplete. Multiple errors or complete failure to answer the questions.

3.0 pts

Total Points: 3.0

1. Who does the speaker feel is the target of the “sharp-shooting goose-steppers” (line 23)?

2. What land does the speaker call “my land” in “Poem for the Young White Man…?

3. Why does the narrator of “Poem for the Young White Man…” says first, “I am not a revolutionary” (line 13), and then in the next stanza, ” I believe in revolution” (21)?

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Homework Questions

Homework Questions

Criteria Ratings Pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning Outcome

3.0 pts

Exceeds expectations

The answers not only contain the main points but go beyond them to provide a critique of their veracity. The writing is clear and measured.

2.0 pts

Acceptable

The answers contain most (75%) of the points that needed to be included. The writing is clear. Correct attempts to integrate the points.

1.0 pts

Minimally acceptable

The answers contain some textual evidence. Writing is not clear. The answers need to incorporate more information.

0.0 pts

Unacceptable

The answers do not provide any textual evidence. The homework questions are incomplete. Multiple errors or complete failure to answer the questions.

3.0 pts

Total Points: 3.0