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The Harlem Dancer | Study Guide

Claude McKay

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Overview

Author

Claude McKay

Year Published

1917

Type

Poem

Genre

History

Perspective and Narrator

The speaker in "The Harlem Dancer" is an unnamed first-person speaker, presumably Claude McKay himself, who relates having watched a beautiful dancer in a club in Harlem.

Tense

The poem "The Harlem Dancer" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

"The Harlem Dancer" refers to the poem's principal subject, an exotic dancer whom the speaker observes in a club or bar somewhere in Harlem.

Summary

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