32 pages 1 hour read

Joy Harjo

An American Sunrise

Fiction | Poem | Adult | Published in 2017

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Reading Comprehension Answers

1. D. Lines 4 and 5 suggest that those in the bar drank “to forget” but also planned for their “professional” futures.

2. B. The speaker uses “we” and “us” to convey a communal spirit and sense of unity.

3. A. Lines 7-8 use religious labels and imagery.

4. Short answer: Responses might include singing, dancing, the jukebox, blues and jazz, and drumming.

5. C. In Lines 13-15, the communal “we” reject attempts to discourage, dismiss, or dispose of them.