Poetry Essay 2

Poetry Essay 2 - Ryan Wisneski AML3311 Due: October 11th,...

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Ryan Wisneski AML3311 Due: October 11 th , 2010 Poetry Essay #2 In the poems of Gwendolyn Brooks, a southern born African American, the struggle of African Americans and their everyday persecution from southern whites is a constant theme. The story of Emmett Till, a young black child from Illinois who was murdered while visiting family in Mississippi for trying to flirt with a married white woman, is a topic that covers several of her poems. In these poems Brooks works to offer a somewhat careless depiction of these stories through her language that allows the reader an unbiased view of the characters. The language also works to place the reader in the days of old as we can see how horrific events are spoken of with a sense of acceptance by the victims. The use of language in this form is a pivotal point for Brooks allowing her to show the reader in a somewhat paradoxical view the sufferings of the pre civil rights ‘negro’. In
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