by Countee Cullen
Watch out Jane Austen, you're not the only author 'round here who's interested in exploring prejudice. At its heart, Countee Cullen's short poem is a treatment of one of the most ubiquitous forms o...
Language and Communication
One of the themes of "Incident" is the power of language. And no, we're not talking about the power of Hamlet, or the power of the Gettysburg address (though both are stuffed with super-powerful wo...
Coming of Age
"Incident" isn't super-explicit about its coming of age theme, but it's there nonetheless. The incident that the poem describes is a moment of shock, but it's also a moment in which the speaker und...