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Andrew Gonzalez per.

3 2-21-13

Black history month graphic organizer and greeting card

1. Name and address of the website you found the poem on. 2. What is the name Life Is Fine of the poem? 3. Who is the author of the poem? 4. Insert a picture of the author.

Langston Hughes

5. What does the title tell you about the poem? 6. Explain the fist thing you notice about the poem? 7. Why did you select this poem? How did it interest or inspire you? 8. What mood did the poem create in you after reading it?

It tells me about life.

The first thing I notice about the poem is Langston Hughes cried a lot in the poem.

I selected this poem because I want to learn about life and how it works. It interest me because Langston Hughes is creative.

My mood was very sad because he cried some times and he didnt know what to do with his life.


Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. During the month of February we celebrate Black History Month which had its beginnings as one week set aside in 1926. Historian Carter G. Woodson chose the second week of February because it marked the birthday of both Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. By 1976 the Federal Government recognized the entire month of February as Black History Month. I selected this poem because it was kind of cool. This poem made me feel sad.

Life Is Fine by Langston Hughes

I went down to the river, I set down on the bank. I tried to think but couldn't, So I jumped in and sank. I came up once and hollered! I came up twice and cried! If that water hadn't a-been so cold I might've sunk and died. But it was Cold in that water! It was cold! I took the elevator Sixteen floors above the ground. I thought about my baby And thought I would jump down. I stood there and I hollered! I stood there and I cried! If it hadn't a-been so high I might've jumped and died. But it was High up there! It was high! So since I'm still here livin', I guess I will live on. I could've died for love-But for livin' I was born Though you may hear me holler, And you may see me cry-I'll be dogged, sweet baby, If you gonna see me die. Life is fine! Fine as wine! Life is fine!