Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

what is the poem in the beginning of chapter 11 about?


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what was mr.morrison waiting for outside the house?


chapter 11

Hey you need to ask your questions separately. Her is the first one,

Here is the poem:

Roll of thunder

Hear my cry

Over the water

Bye and bye

Ole man comin'

Down the line

Whip in hand to

Beat me down

But I ain't

Gonna let him

Turn me 'round.

This is a statement of strength and pride. The "old man" is a slave master and has his whip in hand to beat and make the slave submissive. The speaker voices they may be beat but will never be "tamed."