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The Creation

“The Creation” by James Weldon Johnson is subtitled “A Negro Sermon.” Published in 1920, Johnson intended for the poem’s speaker to sound like a Southern, Black preacher speaking as though he were...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2013, 10:56 pm (UTC)

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The Creation

Great poems and great sermons share similar traits: both rely heavily on imagery, story-telling and a rhythmic quality. To gain some insights into a particulary rich preaching tradition, you might...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2016, 7:37 pm (UTC)

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The Creation

The God in the poem and the poet are both creators. They share traits that make them good creators and these traits draw people to them. First, God enjoys the creative process. We see God "smile"...

Latest answer posted March 8, 2016, 2:41 pm (UTC)

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