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Selected Poems

Selected Poems

By: Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Dubbed the "Poet Laureate of the Negro race" by Booker T. Washington, Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906) is best known for his lively dialect poems. In addition to his dialect verse, however, Dunbar also wrote fine poems in standard English that captured many elements of the black experience in America.
This volume contains a representative cross-section of both types of verse, including "Ode to Ethiopia," "Worn Out," "Not They Who Soar," "When Malindy Sings," "We Wear the Mask," "Little Brown Baby," "Dinah Kneading Dough," "The Haunted Oak," "Black Samson of Brandywine" and many more.
A rich amalgam of lyrics encompassing patriotism, a celebration of rural life and homey pleasures, anger at the inequalities accorded his race, and faith in ultimate justice, this collection affords readers an excellent opportunity to enjoy the distinctive voice and poetic technique of one of the most beloved and widely read African-American poets.

Dover Original.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486299805
ISBN 139780486299808
Author/EditorPaul Laurence Dunbar
FormatBook
Grade level9 and Up (ages 14 and up)
Page Count80
Dimensions5 3/16 x 8 1/4

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