“There were people who went to sleep last night,
poor and rich and white and black,
but they will never wake again.
And those dead folks would give anything at all
for just five minutes of this weather
or ten minutes of plowing.
So you watch yourself about complaining.
What you’re supposed to do
when you don’t like a thing is change it.
If you can’t change it,
change the way you think about it.”
― Maya Angelou
What is this poem about?
Put it your own words-
- In your Notebook- Interpret this poem in your own words. We will use it again in your next class.
- Continue to work on Word Dynamo.
- Focus on increasing your word score.
Mini-Lesson- Thinking of Examples-