Robert Hayden 's Poem, A Nigger Cop, Amiri Baraka 's Black Art, And Thomas Sayers

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Poetry is utilized as way for people to express their feeling in a different way. There is more to it than rhythm schemes and different tones. African Americans have utilized poetry as voice because they never had one during slavery and segregation era. The Angles of Ascent: an anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry has showed their respect for the many poets that are recognized within this anthology. There are over five hundred poems that can help create a vision of what is like years ago. However, there are also poems by artist who are still alive and able to make a connection with their people. The poems that will be focused on will be Robert Hayden’s For a Young Artist, Bobb Hamilton’s Poem to a Nigger Cop, Amiri Baraka’s Black Art, and Thomas Sayers Ellis’s All Their Stanzas Look. All these poems genuinely have something in common, they all refer to change and each poet demonstrates and analyzes why African Americans need to be and stay different. Robert Hayden’s For a Young Artist utilizes key components in his stanzas to illustrate a message to his readers. For example:
.. from the cattle-prod, wings jerking, lifts hos grizzled head, regarding all with searching eyes.
Hayden refers to a bird to describe the emotion of a young artist. This poem pertains to individuals falling but not staying down to fulfill their dreams. The bird had fell from the sky but did not give up and was still looking for a way out after everything that had just happened to him.…

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