"Incident" and "Yet Do I Marvel"
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This paper provides an analysis of Countee Cullen's poems "Incident" and "Yet Do I Marvel." The focus of the analysis is showing how Cullen uses the sonnet form in both poems to mirror the main conflict of the speakers.
From the Paper:"Countee Cullen was an African-American poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Living in racist America, Cullen wanted to succeed as a poet based on traditional English standards, rather than be known as a black artist, but it is his race-conscious lyrics that are considered his best work. In "Incident" and "Yet Do I Marvel", Cullen's speakers demonstrate the impact of living in a racist world. Despite being human beings with individual messages and the desire to express, both poems shows the rigid..."
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"Incident" and "Yet Do I Marvel" (2008, December 01) Retrieved July 28, 2021, from https://www.academon.com/poem-review/incident-and-yet-do-i-marvel-124082/
""Incident" and "Yet Do I Marvel"" 01 December 2008. Web. 28 July. 2021. <https://www.academon.com/poem-review/incident-and-yet-do-i-marvel-124082/>