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Black Woman

Leopold Senghor’s poem “Black Woman” is a vibrant celebration of his native Africa. Originally titled “Femme Nue, Femme Noire” and composed in French, this poem contains an extended metaphor that...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2020 11:14 pm UTC

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The poem "Black Woman" has lots of literary devices. For example there is repetition of the line "Naked woman, black woman" throughout the poem, although twice, there is a slight variation as...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2019 7:49 pm UTC

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If this question refers to "Black Woman" by Georgia Douglas Johnson (published 1922 during the Harlem Renaissance), the two stanzas of this short poem explore the speaker’s fears for an unnamed...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2019 10:05 pm UTC

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Black Woman

In this 1945 poem, the color of the black woman is glorified because it not only represents the beauty of African womanhood, it represents the beauty of Senghor's home country, Senegal. Senghor is...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2019 5:04 am UTC

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Double consciousness, a term defined by W.E.B. Du Bois, refers to the challenges African Americans face when trying to embrace the European culture while not forgetting their African roots and...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2013 6:33 pm UTC

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Throughout Leopold Sedhar Senghor's "Black Woman," there are four variations on the "Naked woman" refrain. The poem begins with "Naked woman, black woman" on line one, line eleven is "Naked woman,...

Latest answer posted September 14, 2019 11:56 pm UTC

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In Paris in the 1930s, there emerged a literary movement which defined itself as a reaction to and rebellion against French colonial attitudes towards Africa as a continent and Africans as people....

Latest answer posted February 16, 2020 12:11 pm UTC

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The opening line of the poem, "Naked woman, black woman," is repeated throughout the poem, although sometimes the word "black" is replaced with the word "dark." The repetition of this line...

Latest answer posted April 29, 2020 2:47 pm UTC

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Léopold Sédar Senghor was born in 1906 in Senegal. The poem “Black Woman” is very much inspired by Senghor’s experiences during his own life. Having finished his education in Africa, Senghor then...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2019 11:57 am UTC

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This poem's most abundantly employed poetic devices are metaphor (including simile) and imagery. When the speaker lays eyes on the woman he speaks of, he sees her as many things beyond merely...

Latest answer posted September 6, 2019 2:32 am UTC

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Throughout the poem, the poet personifies the African continent as a beautiful and strong Black woman. He describes, for example, the "gentleness of [her] hands" and her "solemn contralto voice."...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2021 12:39 pm UTC

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Léopold Sédar Senghor's poem "Black Woman" has two types of consciousness. The first is a celebration of Africa, African cultures, and Negritude. The second is an awareness of colonialism and...

Latest answer posted August 4, 2019 12:01 pm UTC

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The poem "Black Woman" was written by the Senegalese poet Léopold Sédar Senghor. Ultimately, you could argue that the main theme of this poem is Senghor's love for Africa. Even though the poem...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2020 1:01 pm UTC

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In the poem "Black Woman" the speaker personifies the African continent as a beautiful and proud Black woman. He describes the beauty of this woman, and thus the beauty of Africa, in a reverential...

Latest answer posted March 31, 2021 11:19 am UTC

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Black Woman

"Black Woman" was written by Léopold Sédar Senghor (9 October 1906–20 December 2001), a Senegalese poet and first president of Senegal (1960–80) who, prior to his involvement in politics, had a...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2019 3:44 pm UTC

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In the poem "Black Woman," Senghor celebrates the beauty of the African continent. He does this by personifying Africa as a beautiful Black woman. The speaker says that the beauty of Africa...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2021 11:21 am UTC

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In "Black Woman" by Leopold Senghor, the speaker loves the woman just as she is, for herself in all her glory, and in his love, he uses some fascinating images and metaphors to bring out the beauty...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2021 5:51 pm UTC

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