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*MLK CR Essay Framework

“Encounters With Martin Luther King, Jr.”/Maya Angelou

 

CR PROMPT:  Identify one character trait you learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the end of the excerpt.  Cite at least two specific story details that support this trait.  Note the method of characterization for each detail.

 

Introduction:  Author/title, brief overview, thesis (response to the question).

 

         _____ by _____ is about ______ (2-3 sentences).    Through this essay, Angelou portrays Dr. King as ____________.

 

 

         One way this trait is developed is through _____ (introduce your 1st  main idea).   At one point in the essay _____ (What’s happening?   Who’s involved?).     __(Who’s citing the lines – character or narrator?)___ states,

_____(“Put lines in quotes”)_______ (line #’s).    This helps portray Dr. King as ___(name the character trait) by _________(explain how the lines you cited illustrate the trait)_____.      This is shown through ___ (name the method of characterization)_____.

 

 

Another way this trait is developed is through ___ (introduce your 2nd main idea).   At another point in the essay _____ (What’s happening?   Who’s involved?).     __(Who’s citing the lines – character or narrator?)___ states,

_____(“Put lines in quotes”)_______ (line #’s).    This helps portray Dr. King as ___(name the character trait) by _________(explain how the lines you cited illustrate the trait)_____.      This is shown through ___ (name the method of characterization)_____.

 

 

        

         In her essay, Angelou portrays Dr. King as __________.    This is shown through  ______ & _____ (summarize the two moments/citations from each of your body paragraphs).

 

 

 

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