Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks Essay by The Research Group

Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks
This paper examines how Brooks' white audience impacted her writing.
# 73652 | 2,712 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Literature (American)

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The paper discusses how Brooks' white audience affected her writing. The paper also considers whether her work was more geared toward these white readers, or rather toward a black audience.

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"When Gwendolyn Brooks began publishing her poetry, her readers were in for a surprise. Appearing mostly in magazines aimed at upper and middle white audiences, Brooks' poems revealed the inner world of urban blacks, a realm previously unknown to white readers. Indeed much of the critical reaction to Brooks' poetry fixated on her race as a means of judgment; critics seemed to praise the work in spite of the fact that Brooks was an African American woman."

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