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Harlem Renaissance Poems

Richard Wright Facts
• Described as the first African American writer to expose rascism to a large white audience
• An expatriate who never returned (self exhile in Paris, France during last years of his life)
• Was once part of the Communist Party
• Goal is to show the brutality and violence of racism
Langstob Hughes Facts
• Was once Marxist
• Ms. Cowan’s Fav
Langston Hughes Works
• The Weary Blues
• Po’ Boy Blues
• Mother to Son
• I Too Sing America
• Dreams Deferred
• Theme for English B
Langston Hughes Style
• Jazz Rhythms
• Dialect
• Sound effects
• Wild shifts in voice
Def Rhythm
Rise and fall of voice. Stressed & unstressed syllables
Def Colloquialism
Speech or phrases of a particular region of the country
Walt Whitman
Wrote “I hear America Singing.”
“I, Too, Sing America” is a response to this
Richard Wright Works
• Native Son (most famous novel for this writer)
• Black Boy (autobiography)
• “Five Dollar Fight”
Claude McKay Facts
• Once went to Tuskegee in Alabama but was forced to leave due the rascism he encountered there
• Loves Sonnets esp Shakespearean Sonnets
Claude McKay Works
• If We Must Die
(Red Summer of 1919)
(Later quoted by Winston Churchill about the Nazis im WWII)
• America
Zora Hurston Works
• Their
Zora Hurlson Facts
• Born in Alabama, moved to Eatonville, Florida (The first all black incorporated town in the U.S.
• Studied Anthropology
• Focuses a lot on Folklore
Folklore
Oral History, Proverbs, Jokes, Popular Beliefs, Fairy Tails, and Customs (has 3 aspects…)
3 aspects of something
Folktales, Folk Music,

Tales, Music, Beliefs

Works by Countee Cullen
• Color- First Volume of poetry
• Editor of Opportunity
• Tableau (Poem)
• Incident (Poem)
Opportunity
An important African American Magazine
Countee Cullen Facts
• Wrote in Traditional forms
• Likes English Romantic Poets (esp. John Keats)
• Called for black poets to write traditional verse and to avoid
• Married (and divorced months later) W.E.B. DuBois’s daughter
Tableau
A scene or action that is frozen in time like a still picture of film (like a Gallifreyan painting or Street Pass Plaza Completed Puzzle Swap Panel)
Jazz Musicians
• Louis Armstrong
• Fletcher Henderson
• Bessie Smith
• Duke Ellington
• Billie Holiday
• Ella Fitzgerald

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Richard Wright Facts
• Described as the first African American writer to expose rascism to a large white audience • An expatriate who never returned (self exhile in Paris, France during last years of his life) • Was once part of the Communist Party • Goal is to show the brutality and violence of racism
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