At a glance:
- Author: Jean Toomer
- First Published: 1922
- Type of Poem: Lyric
- Genres: Poetry, Lyric poetry
- Subjects: African Americans, United States or Americans, Blacks, South or Southerners, Nature, Music or musicians, Rural or country life, Singing or singers, Gospel music, Spirituals, Night, Sky
“Georgia Dusk” is a short poem of twenty-eight lines divided into seven stanzas. The basic rhythm is iambic pentameter; in each stanza, the first and fourth and the second and third lines rhyme (abba, cddc). The title establishes a specific time of day and geographical location. In the poem, Toomer presents the emotions evoked by the end of a day in the Deep South.
Jean Toomer begins with the sky, herald of sunset. As he paints a picture of the colorful sky, he creates a mood. The sky is too lazy and passive to prolong the splendid sunset....
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