Song for a Dark Girl
Song for a Dark Girl Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
When faced with the tragedy of losing her lover, the speaker turns to Jesus—but doesn't really think he'll be able to help. Though the reference to religion is pretty obvious in the second stanza...
Black and white are the predominant colors in this poem, but we can't forget the color blue—as in the blues, blues poetry, and the bruises on the lover's body. But blackness in this poem is more...
Don't get too excited. We're not talking just physical nakedness here, but nakedness of the soul. Love, our speaker says, is just a naked shadow. From this, we can infer that her husband was stripp...
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