Notes on the The Congo

Notes on the The Congo - Notes on the The Congo Spoken...

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Notes on the The Congo Spoken Tradition The Congo directs the language like that of a sermon. Lindsay attempts to mimic the negro dialect o Stage directions o Find your own relation to the rhythmic dialogue Restore the appeal to the ear o Not abstract o Lyrical sense and understanding to it Images of Africans Barbaric in the beginning Progression through the end toward civilization Minstrelsy - any of a group of entertainers who wore black facial makeup and sang and performed in variety shows, a form of entertainment now usually considered racist and highly offensive Ending in salvation and use of finding religion as a way of civilizing their culture o However culture still perpetuates their barbaric ways in secrecy Use of the vulture’s cry Voodoo and forms of magic both seen in all parts of the poem Christianity o Suggests that all non-Christian Africans are not right or menaces to society
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Claudette Dagorn Journal 2 September 4 Three Sections of the Congo Throughout the poem The Congo , there is a division of it into three different sections. In order to grasp and completely comprehend the explicit meaning of the text, or in the way that I interpret it, one must examine it piece by piece. The progression from
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