Incident By Countee Cullen Analysis

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The N* word has evolved, from being used in everyday language to it having it never being used anymore. The poem Incident by Countee Cullen is the most effective at getting his point across about the N* word due to of his use of simple words, the use of imagery and metaphor. The use of simple words that Countee Cullen uses is for the use of all audiences. For younger kids and for older adults. Cullen uses simpler words than Lester. Lester uses more complex words for older audiences. “That’s all I remember.”(Line 12) Cullen is stating that such a word can have such a lasting effect on such a little boy, he gets his point across very strong because he understands his audience and he uses words that younger people will understand.
The use of imagery that Cullen
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It helped the reader understand that the boy was stunned and shocked that someone would use that word. “I saw the whole of Baltimore.” When he used this metaphor, it made helped the reader understand that when the word was used it had a strong effect on the little boy. Some people may argue that the poem Incident by Countee Cullen gets his point across better than the article by Neal A. Lester. But in the article Lester states the standard of the word and what it means to some people. “We also cannot pretend that there is not a double standard—that blacks can say it without much social consequence but whites cannot. There’s a double standard about a lot of stuff.” When an article states the standard of the word, it can help the reader understand how awful the word actually can be.
On the other hand Countee Cullen gets his point across better because In conclusion, the poem Incident by Countee Cullen is the most effective at getting his point across about how he feels about the N* because he uses, the use of simple words, great use of imagery, and he uses great metaphors to help the reader realize his
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