Harlem Project
Updated: 2/10/2021
Harlem Project

Storyboard Text

  • Title
  • Paraphrase
  • Train to Harlem
  • An oppertunity at a fresh life
  • Connotation
  • The title "Harlem" tells me the story of a new start for black people in America
  • Tone
  • Don't Give Up
  • If we put off our dreams, what happens to them? Do they ever come true?
  • Shift
  • The way he chose to use words like "fester" and "stink" adds to the reader's senses to make them think about their dreams.
  • Theme
  • This poem shows seriousness; we can't let our dreams go to waste.
  • This poem makes a dramatic shift towards the end of the poem with the line "or does it explode" making the ending more exciting.
  • The theme of this poem is pursuing the American Dream and creating the best life you can, even if you have to start over.