Paul Laurence Dunbar Essay by The Research Group

Paul Laurence Dunbar
Presents the life and career of the African American poet (1873-1906).
# 48245 | 1,575 words | 9 sources | 2003 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2003 in African-American Studies (1870-1950) , Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry)


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Discusses his parents, education, and early publication of his poems. Examines his success as a writer at a time of high racism, the subject matter and style of his poems, the use of black dialect, and recurring themes of love.

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"Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in 1873 and died in 1906. Dunbar was the first major African American Poet in American literature and also the first African-American poet to garner national critical acclaim. He was born in Dayton, Ohio to two freed slaves..."

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