Malcolm X was one of the most important and remembered activist in history. When he isdescribed as Paradoxical it is often seen as a negative however I think this helped him becomewho he is remembered as. Paradoxical means absurd and self-contradictory, I think this inspiredmany writers to write about him because of how unique he was. When Gwendolyn Brooks says,“Hence ragged-round, Hence rich-robust” this speaks on him being Paradoxical and how he wasable to appeal to many people. Brooks uses a soft approach when talking about Malcolm X,however some of the poets used a more aggressive approach and uses inspiration from thepowerful actions he made. Amiri Baraka says, “look up, black man, quit stuttering, andshuffling” he says this because he wants to invoke motivation and continue Malcolm X’s vision.