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Song for a Dark Girl

Song for a Dark Girl

by Langston Hughes

Analysis: Allusions

When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Historical References:

The Civil War, through the Confederacy's unofficial national anthem, "Dixie" (1, 5, and 9)

Religious References:

Jesus Christ (4, 7)

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