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Freedmen’s Bureau
a government agency established in 1865 to provide food, medical care, jobs, and education for former slaves
Reconstruction
the steps taken to restore the southern states to the Union and rebuild the South
repeal
to officially withdraw
ratify
to make valid
fluorescent
strikingly bright or glowing
meter
a regular pattern of stressed syllables that give a line of poetry a predictable rhythm
stanza
a group of lines in a poem that are meant to be understood as a unit
idiom
an expression whose meaning is not predictable from the usual grammatical rules or from the usual meaning of its elements
insolent
boldly rude or disrespectful
indignant
to show righteous anger
entreaty
an earnest request or petition
genealogy
a record of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, or group
tangible
capable of being touched; real
poet laureate
one regarded by a country or region as its most eminent or representative poet
dichotomy
two opposite parts or two opposite types of ideas
rhythm
the repetition of stressed and unstressed syllables in a line of poetry
exulting
showing lively or triumphant joy
beleaguered
means surrounded or besieged by military forces
marshalled
arrayed for battle
barrage
heavy barrier of artillery fire used to stop the enemy in its tracks