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Maya Angelou 1928 - "Still I Rise"

 
 
Type Maya Angelou in the Literature Resources from Gale search box below.  The first four articles are excellent sources for biographical information and criticism.  A specific search for the poem, And Still I Rise will take you directly to criticism about the poem.
 
Try this link for historical information.  http://wwwappskc.lonestar.edu/popculture/decades.html
 
Find Maya Angelou's official website here. http://mayaangelou.com/

 
 
 

David Baker 1054 - "Patriotics"

 

 

Claude McKay 1889-1948 "America"

 

 

  1. Type in Claude McKay's name in the search box below.
  2. There will be nine articles that come up with your search.
  3. To find out about his life, choose article # 7 entitled Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism.
  4. To find out about the historical context, choose article # 8 entitled  Harlem Renaissance
  5. To read criticism about the poem, choose article # 6 entitled Poetry Criticism.
    1. Go to Titles Discussed
    2. Choose America on page 212

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Walt Whitman 1819 - 1891 " I Hear America Singing"

 

Poem, biographical information about author, historical events, and analysis of poem in Poetry for Students ebook.  Type I Hear America Singing in the search widget below. (If a password is required, type summercreek)  .  Also try: Bloom's Literary Reference.

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Carl Sandburg 1878-1967 "Chicago"

Poem, biographical information about author, historical events, and analysis of poem in Poetry for Students ebook.  Type Chicago in the search widget below.  If you are asked for a password, type summercreek.

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Langston Hughes 1902-1967

 

 

To find criticism about the poem, I Too, Sing America, use Literary Reference Center.  In the search box that comes up, type in the complete title.  

To read text of Boy Po'Blues, click here.

For biographical and historical information about Langston Hughes and his times, search the Literature ebooks and American History widgets below.

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