Short Writing Assignment Three
Amit Majmudar’s “Dothead” describes the speaker’s attempt to explain to “[t]he white kids” his mother’s bindi, the dot traditionally worn by Hindu women on their foreheads. Read through the poem carefully a few times and answer the questions below:
In five to seven sentences, explain how the title relates to the poem.
How old do you think the speaker is? What language in the poem provides evidence of his age?
In lines 10-11, the speaker says, “All right. What I said wasn’t half so measured. / In fact, I didn’t say a thing.” This suggests that lines 1-9 are something the speaker wishes he had said. In five to seven sentences, explain lines 1-9.
The poem ends with the speaker’s response to his schoolmates. In a paragraph, explain the speaker’s response and why the speaker might have chosen to respond in the way that he did.
Keep in mind that this needs to be a full paragraph: you need a topic sentence that states your claim; you need direct evidence from the poem to support your claim; and you need to explain specifically how your evidence supports your claim. This paragraph, therefore, should be pretty long (200-250 words). Also, the paragraph needs to be formatted according to MLA standards (double-spaced, one-inch margins, Times New Roman font, 12-point type). The first line of the paragraph should be indented. The title of the poem should capitalized as it is in the text and put in quotation marks. Finally, remember that the speaker of the poem is not Amit Majmudar. Majmudar wrote the poem, but the “voice” who is speaking is called the speaker. So in your paragraph, don’t write this: Majmudar says…. Instead, you write it thus: The speaker says…
Link to the poem
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