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Daniel Sou Strange Fruit “Strange Fruit” is one of the best poems written around the topic of segregation and racism. “Strange Fruit” was produced in the late 1930s, the same time that African Americans in the South were being lynched by white supremacist groups in the days of America’s Abolition movement. Throughout the movement, the stress on seeing no evil and hearing no evil at this time was strongly enforced. Yet, Abel Meeropol expressed the horrors that African Americans experienced throughout this Abolition. When Billie Holiday performed this poem as a song, it had a more meaningful level to it, as she suffered the hardships through the Abolition, herself. In the poem “Strange Fruit,” by Billie Holiday and Abel Meeropol, the visual image represents the tension and segregation in the South in the 1930s. The song is short and simple, having only three stanzas and 12 lines. All the lines follow a rhyme pattern, where each pair of lines rhyme at the ending. The following line 'Black bodies
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