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Read the poem:

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/let-america-be-america-again

Write a 200 word analysis that addresses some of the following questions:

    What is the author saying about the American Dream?
    What type of Americans are being described in the poem?
    Whose voices are expressed in this poem? [people who are oppressed)
    Why does the author state, America was never America to me?
    How does America fail some if any of its people?
    What sense of or type of feeling  (mood) is expressed in the poem or particular stanzas?
    What perspective does the poem mostly focus on in terms of equality? (Targeted Audience)
    Who is left out of the poem in terms of marginalized or oppressed groups? (Who did the author not mention?)
    What does the author want from America? [to live up to its potential and not have oppression]
    What would America look like if everyone was equal and could achieve their dreams?
    How is this poem associated with the Fourteenth amendment?
    How is this poem similar to I am an American Day.

Name: Analysis Rubric

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      Proficient     Competent     Insufficient     Unacceptable
Word Count    
Points:
20 (20.00%)
Meets or exceeds word count
   
Points:
16 (16.00%)
Nearly meets word count
   
Points:
12 (12.00%)
Lack of word count
   
Points:
10 (10.00%)
Minimal word count
Analysis    
Points:
20 (20.00%)
Fully analytical. Goes above and beyond.
   
Points:
16 (16.00%)
Somewhat analytical
   
Points:
12 (12.00%)
Lack of analysis
   
Points:
10 (10.00%)
No analysis
Citation    
Points:
20 (20.00%)
Quote with proper citation (author name/page number) included
   
Points:
16 (16.00%)
Quote included but lacking proper citation (author name/page number)
   
Points:
12 (12.00%)
Quote included but lacking attempts at citation
   
Points:
10 (10.00%)
No quote or proper citation
Fig/Conn Device    
Points:
20 (20.00%)
1 figurative/connotative device and its presence in the work included seamlessly
   
Points:
16 (16.00%)
Alludes to 1 figurative/connotative device in the work but somewhat lacking clarity in understanding of the device or its presence in the work
   
Points:
12 (12.00%)
Somewhat alludes to 1 figurative/connotative device in the work but wholly lacking clarity in understanding of the device or its presence in the work
   
Points:
10 (10.00%)
No figurative/connotative device mentioned
Grammar/Mechanics    
Points:
20 (20.00%)
Contains 0-4 errors of spelling, grammar, paragraphing or manuscript format
   
Points:
16 (16.00%)
May contain 5-8 errors, but they do not interfere with overall effectiveness
   
Points:
12 (12.00%)
Contains 8 or more errors which distract readers
   
Points:
10 (10.00%)
Contains serious problems with mechanics, which significantly hinder the overall readability


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