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Song for a Dark Girl

Langston Hughes’ emotional poem about a lynching and the loss of a black girl’s lover uses several examples of metaphors and imagery to get across a message. First, the title is ambiguous in its...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2016 12:17 am UTC

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Song for a Dark Girl

"Song for a Dark Girl" is an elegiac poem about the lynching of a young, black woman. It draws heavily on a song called "Dixie," which was an anthem for the Confederates during the American Civil...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2019 9:28 am UTC

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Song for a Dark Girl

Langston Hughes’s poem “Song for a Dark Girl” does not seem an especially “modernist” work, at least according to standard definitions of that term. It is not, for instance, as experimentaal as T....

Latest answer posted March 26, 2012 11:35 am UTC

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Song for a Dark Girl

The poem relates to Modernism in a couple of ways. The most dominant connection is the alienation that is articulated by the speaker. The feeling of alienation that the speaker experiences...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2010 7:48 pm UTC

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Song for a Dark Girl

There are only three references to color in this poem, but they serve to emphasize the division between blacks and whites in the Southern society the poem describes. The titular "dark girl" seems...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2018 8:52 am UTC

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Song for a Dark Girl

“Dixie” is a Southern anthem that celebrates life in the Confederate states. This popular song speaks about how fabulous life in the South is for those born there. It began in minstrel shows where...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2018 5:04 am UTC

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Song for a Dark Girl

The surface similarity that the subject both poems is about women or a woman is initially more striking. However, by the third line of "Song for a Dark Girl" and the third through fifth lines of...

Latest answer posted April 28, 2013 5:59 am UTC

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Song for a Dark Girl

A poetry explication typically shows the connection between what a poem is trying to say and what stylistic devices the poet uses to get this across. "Song for a Dark Girl" is about a black man...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2019 12:37 pm UTC

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