The Hill We Climb “Amanda Gorman”
“Review “”The Hill We Climb”” by Amanda Gorman; rewatch the video. You are” charged with writing a one-page essay that is reflective of at least one of the following sets of questions:
“1. What is the significance of the poem ‘s title? What might the “”hill”” signify in” our democracy? Why?
“2. What do you think is meant by the phrase “”quiet isn’t always peace””? If you” “had to restate this idea in your own words, how would you say this?
Can you think of a time when things have been quiet but not peaceful?”
“3. Gorman writes that “”the norms and notions of what just is, isn’t always” “justic e.”” What do you think this line means? Do you agree? Why or Why not?”
4. Look for the moment where Gorman describes herself in the poem. How does she describe herself? Which of her own identities does she name?
Why do you think she chooses to name these identities in this poem about American democracy?
“5. How does Gorman describe what “”being American”” is or isn’t? Why do you” “think she describes it in this way?
What, if anything, might you change or add to her desc1iption?”