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Arna BontempsIn Arna Bontemps' poem, "God Give to Men," the theme (in my opinion) is a prayer that God will give to men what they want—what most brings them pleasure. The first stanza reads as follows: God...
Arna BontempsThis poem is written in a very bitter, ironic tone. We can identify the tone by considering the subject matter of the poem and the choice of words that are used to convey that subject matter....
Arna BontempsThe poem is about race and religion. It juxtaposes "the yellow man" and "blue-eyed men," and shows the yellow man to be more spiritual and in touch with important things like nature, happiness and...