Read “If We Must Die”
Write a 200 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 McKays 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.