The judges considered that this work presents a complex connection between the two cultures – that of the US and of the Latino. They described Cruz as being a great poet, characterized by intelligence and humor. However, his career doesn’t stop at being an author and editor. He is also the co-founder of the East Harlem Gut Theatre in New York and the Before Columbus Foundation.
Each poem was written during a certain time period, and the values and ideas of these times are seen clearly in the words of the poem. In The Wanderer there are examples of fate, loss, and sacrifice which are typical Anglo-Saxon beliefs. On My First Son includes a paradox of how one can love, but not to love too much because one never knows when he might lose the things he loves most. Having a paradox in a poem was a sign that you were a good poet during the Renaissance. Both poems relayed ideas that were not only relevant at the time they were written, but especially things people deal with on a day to day
William Shakespeare 's play Romeo and Juliet is relevant because he is one of the all time greatest poets and his plays got passed down from family member to family member, because this was one of the all time greatest plays that there were and he was very famous for this. With the unique words it grabs the reader’s attention( High school students) into wanting to watch or read more about it. In the text it quotes “Gregory, o ' my word, we 'll not carry coals.” ( Shakespeare, Act 1) This shows that Shakespeare used unique words and phrases to grab the reader 's attention.
HOOK SENTENCE. Langston Hughes published many works in his lifetime, which occurred during a revolutionary time period in American history. His early writings reflect a sense of blatant militancy that seems to dim down in later works. They celebrate the blackness of the community which Hughes is writing to, and work to affirm the community of their worth. Articulating an aesthetic of Black is Beautiful, the poetic consciousness of Langston Hughes resonates with affirmation and celebration of black people.
The book has since been shortlisted for the 2016 Singapore Literature Prize under the poetry category. But when ask why trauma? Valles says that life in this world is a whole extended trauma and it’s an imperfect world where one is here not by choice and one write a quote when living here to various means and poetry is one of those means. As he proceeds on about how there are better ways and suggestions of living despite the bleakness in life, there is an optimism about him that will inspire others to follow him.
Shakespeare is a name that has survived centuries. A key writer in English Literature, Shakespeare is known by most and still taught regularly. However, he is known better for some works than others, works such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing are well known and show his skills as a writer. They may in some ways display his emotions, but nothing tells more about Shakespeare’s love life than his sonnets.
William Shakespeare is well-known and renowned for his thoughtful and cunning plays. The witty and entrancing scenes as well as the ideas that he presents continues to captivate audience around the world centuries later. The works of Shakespeare have not grown old and dusty because of his universal modern truths. He pioneered free thinking and encouraged rebellious acts through his plays. If Shakespeare was born previous to his birth then his works would have most likely been destroyed or cast out.
Woolcott was a critic and commentator for New York Magazine, a well read magazine at the time, people looked up to Woolcott and valued his opinions. The Harlem Renaissance started in Harlem, New York it was filled with art, music literature, dance, it also redefined African Americans. The Harlem Renaissance was one of many important movements for African Americans, this movement expressed views never before seen by anyone but African Americans. African Americans started expressing what they felt through their writing and works, they would write poems, music and illustrate of what surrounded them.
Some other songs became known as the Moore Melodies are as follows: Believe Me, The Meeting of the Waters, and If All Those Endearing Young Charms (Bildir). After completing these works, he met a woman named Lena Angese. She encouraged him to create more music and they ended up falling in love. But sometimes there is not always a happy ending.
In the movie, Every Child is Born a Poet, Piri Thomas incorporated so much crucial information about his life. He allowed us to live his journey-visually, as he explained it to us. There were so many variables, that helped make Thomas into the man we knew in the present-day. He touched on the portion where he was struggling with his identity in terms of race. Identity with race today doesn’t seem to be such a huge issue; however there are many instances in society, when there are people struggling with their identity.
Jefferson was only doing what makes him happy and enjoy everything in his life according to his poem when he says “life, life’s too weighty? Too long a haul, sir? I lived past eighty. I liked it all sir.” Lastly, as a result of Jefferson’s amazing skill and writing, he impacted not only his country, but the whole world, even though he was criticized according to his poem when he says “they call you rascal?
When it comes to Whitfield’s poetry, his tone stands out as a key factor of his writing style. Most of the writing about slavery from black authors in the 1800s features ugly themes and retelling of experiences, but Whitfield excels at bringing his cynical attitude to the surface of his poetry. He also includes redeeming moments that instill hopefulness. His poem America exemplifies his direct tone of writing. He wastes no time to set the tone in his opening passage “America, it is to thee,| Thou boasted land of liberty,
One of the most important literary figure was Langston Hughes. When the “Harlem Renaissance” became popular, Langston Hughes’ influences, style of writing, and themes made him different than the others. Langston Hughes was influenced by people and events. The people that influenced him were Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Carl Sandburg, and Walt Whitman.
"Well, son, I’ll tell you: Life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.” - Langston Hughes. And that's just it, plain and simple. For an African American in the 1900s, life was no walk in the park.