ERIC Number: ED033103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Lyric Poetry by Afro-American Writers, Grade 12.
Crowley, Richard R.
This unit on lyric poetry is organized around two themes which consistently appear in the works of contemporary black writers. The theme of "Negritude," the assertion of the black man's personal and historic identity, is conveyed by such poets as Waring Cuney, Mari Evans, and the two African poets, Leopold Senghor and David Diop. The other theme--an attempt to project through lyric expression a human experience beyond race--is represented by the works of such black poets as Countee Cullen, Gwendolyn Brooks, and LeRoi Jones. Teaching procedures, questions, activities, and poems are provided. (JB)
Descriptors: American Culture, Black Attitudes, Black Culture, Black Influences, Black Literature, English Instruction, Human Dignity, Imagery, Lyric Poetry, Poets, Racial Discrimination, Self Concept, Teaching Guides, Twentieth Century Literature, United States Literature
Mr. Mason Nelson, Director of Supply Management, 595 Stonestreet Ave., Rockville, Md. 20850 ($2.00 prepaid)
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Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, MD.