Song for a Dark Girl
Song for a Dark Girl Themes
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Though slavery was officially ended after the Civil War, injustices against black people continued. This poem centers on one of the most graphic and terrible racial injustices of the post-Civil War...
We don't see much of the lovers' romance in "Song for a Dark Girl." We see no kind looks, no flowers, no chocolates, no kisses being exchanged. But the immense sadness the speaker feels upon the br...
"Song for a Dark Girl" comes at religion with an angle: God favors white people. Jesus—though he was, much like the man in this poem, a victim with a grizzly death—was white. And the victim in...
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