Poetry Essay 3

Poetry Essay 3 - Ryan Wisneski AML 3311 Due October 15th 2010 Poetry Essay#3 Amiri Baraka born Everett LeRoi Jones is an extremely influential and

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Ryan Wisneski AML 3311 Due: October 15 th , 2010 Poetry Essay #3 Amiri Baraka, born Everett LeRoi Jones, is an extremely influential and controversial African American poet who helped to lead the Black Arts Movement as part of the overall Civil Rights Movement. Baraka’s poetry changed drastically in the 1960’s with the assassination of Malcolm X leading the young poet LeRoi Jones to leave his (white) wife and two children and join the Civil Rights Movement by moving to Harlem and changing his name. Baraka does not try to hide in any sense from the ridicule that he faces through his poetry by putting such strong messages in his poetry in an attempt to militarize the black community for what he believed to be an imminent race war. The diction that Baraka uses shows an extreme look at racism and exemplifies his own hate for white people; this hate he portrays is meant to call others to the Black Power movement. It is in this movement we see the extreme power that Baraka exemplifies in his writings from this period on. While reading an Amiri Baraka poem it is an oddity to make it through a stanza without
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2011 for the course AML 3311 taught by Professor Altmmier during the Fall '09 term at FSU.

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Poetry Essay 3 - Ryan Wisneski AML 3311 Due October 15th 2010 Poetry Essay#3 Amiri Baraka born Everett LeRoi Jones is an extremely influential and

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