Analysis Of Harvest Song By John Toomer

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Between 1917 and 1935, the explosion of cultural, social, and artistry of African Americans became about what is known as the Harlem Renaissance, a new cultural identity. It was the evolution of the African American people becoming themselves despite those who suppressed them to be almost invisible in the world. It was the time where all poets, photographers, painters, musicians bloomed as the artists they were meant to be.That had became the inspiration of many poets who, with the use of their vocabulary and vision, wrote poems that not only described the events and circumstances, but also gave emotion through the use of our understanding of literary devices. These poets were unrecognized until after the civil rights movement which then became…show more content…
Like many average White American, Toomer was not recognized by the African American people and had no intentions to taking him or his book seriously because of his preference of being white. Toomer, like other poets and playwrights, has been very successful in describing significant events through his use of vocabulary and vision. Toomer uses different literary devices to give a visual and emotional feeling of the reaper and his hunger, thirst and desperation for others like him, who are in the same suffering and understanding of…show more content…
He uses that to get to the hearts of people the same way music, and art grew into the hearts of African Americans to explode and stand up for their beliefs and culture. The poems he wrote had much criticism from African Americans for the time because of who he claimed to be, but throughout the years, Toomer’s poems began to expand and were being recognized as great. Toomer’s book “Cane” even though judged for this heritage claims, became widely recognized and is studied across America. It can be intense understanding the feelings a poem can cause in a person with simple structure and good vocabulary. Many artists like Jean have had the power to make anyone understand the difference the Harlem Revolution caused and the challenges they have gone through and yet have to overcome to earn a spot within society. “Cane” can be said to be, “An Attempt to change American Society” by Charles Scruggs From Duke
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