Angelina Weld Grimké, besides working as a teacher in the capital, was also a well known playwright, essayist, and poet. Her work has caused her name to be forever connected with the Harlem Renaissance, as most of it was produced during that time. In particular, most, if not all, of Grimké’s poetry contain images or references to nature. It is only reasonable that there is some use that it serves in her poems. Her focus on themes of nature allows Grimké to do a number of things, among which include: displaying her prowess as a writer and poet in the way that she aptly and vividly describes nature; portraying a number of topics concerning the racial issues of her time; and representing the sadness and troubles she dealt with throughout her life.
First, Grimké uses nature as a way to display her abilities as a poet. As described by Gloria T. Hull, Grimké’s poetry is “very delicate, musical, romantic, and pensive, and draws extensively on the natural world for allusions and figures of speech. Her greatest strength is her affinity for nature, her ability to really see it and then describe what she has seen with precision and subtlety...
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... article describing the life of Angelina Weld Grimké. This article was taken from a collection of biographical articles based on various African Americans who have made an impact on U.S. history that was started in 2002.
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