The Black Power and Black Arts Movement: An Inseparable Connection Writing Assignment In this assignment, you will choose a paragraph from a selection of prose (such as a novel) or a stanza from a poem and craft a close reading that explains what this passage reveals about the author’s experience as a black American in their respective era. You may focus on explaining the passage’s theme (it’s meaning; what the author is trying to convey), its style, or its significance in elevating or changing African-American literature. A couple of notes: *You are welcome to discuss the significance of the work as a whole, but your paper should center on the passage you selected. *You may need to do some light research in articles, academic journals, or books in order to better understand the historical, social or cultural significance of the passage and/or work as a whole. *Guidelines: 2-3 pages, double-spaced with 12-font Times New Roman, with sources used as needed with a works cited page.

The Black Power and Black Arts Movement: An Inseparable Connection
Writing Assignment

In this assignment, you will choose a paragraph from a selection of prose (such as a novel) or a stanza from a poem and craft a close reading that explains what this passage reveals about the author’s experience as a black American in their respective era. You may focus on explaining the passage’s theme (it’s meaning; what the author is trying to convey), its style, or its significance in elevating or changing African-American literature.

A couple of notes:
*You are welcome to discuss the significance of the work as a whole, but your paper should center on the passage you selected.

*You may need to do some light research in articles, academic journals, or books in order to better understand the historical, social or cultural significance of the passage and/or work as a whole.

*Guidelines: 2-3 pages, double-spaced with 12-font Times New Roman, with sources used as needed with a works cited page.