Read “If We Must Die”
Write a 150 word analysis that answers one of the following questions:
- According to the speaker, how should a person face death? Explain your answer in detail.
- Consider the time period during which McKay wrote “If We Must Die.” How might the social conditions of the era and McKay’s experience as a black writer in Harlem have informed his views on death and bravery?
- In the context of this poem, what does it mean to be brave? Cite evidence from this text, and other literature, art, or history in your answer.