Any Human to Another. The ills I sorrow at Not me alone Like an arrow, Pierce to the marrow, Through the fat And past the bone. Your grief and mine Must. The summary of this poem is that a man is grieving and suggest that nobody should grieve alone. He believes that it is better for them to grieve. Between high school and his graduation from Harvard, Cullen was the most popular black poet and virtually the most popular black literary.

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A quality that Countee Cullen possessed in most of his writings was his ability to create a universal language. Against disease and death and all things fell, And war, Their strophes rise and swell To jar The foe smug in his citadel.

Documents Flashcards Grammar humaan. Incorporated with the upsurge, was writing that spoke equal rights along with sorrows suffered by blacks. Though blind, yet on these arid balls engraved I know it was a lovely face I braved.

As he whose eyes are gouged craves light to see, And he whose limbs are broken strenght to run, So have I sought in you that alchemy That knits my bones and turns me to the sun; And found across a continent of foam What was denied my hungry heart at home. He believes that in order to fully enjoy life, it must be humman with others.

Because the worm shall tread the lion down, And in the end shall sicken at its feast, And for a worm of even less renown Loom as a dread but subjugated beast; Because whatever lives is granted breath But by the grace and sufferance of Death. Cullen paints a picture of this unification of two persons through the common experience of pain.


Analysis of Any Human to Another by Countee Cullen

Your grief and wny Must intertwine Like sea and river, Be fused and mingle, Diverse yet single, Forever and forever. Your ever grief Like a blade Shining and unsheathed Must strike me down Of bitter aloes wreathed My sorrow must be laid On Your head like a crown. And from her feet up to her throat are massed Strange aromas; a perfume from the East Swims round her body, sinuous and brown.

Your every grief Like a blade Shining and unsheathed Must strike me down. A person avoiding the pain in society is not being fair anpther their human race. Chapter 12 The s Syllabus. Your grief and mine Must intertwine Like humab and river Be fused and mingle Diverse yet single Forever and forever.

Springfield Township High School. He reflects upon various human attributes. The speaker expresses that human interaction with one another is essential. He suggests that sorrow is often anotjer lies at the depths of the heart.

But they have raised no cry. During the Harlem Renaissance blacks were suffering while whites did little to help their cause. Countee Cullen strived for African American writing to be less racial, but language that spoke to every culture in America, which could lead to an increased appreciation of the poem. Those eyes are basilisk’s she gazes through, And anotber are snakes you take for strands of hair! Rightfully, a man avoiding the pain of others is not fulfilling his spot in society. He implies that human beings are not meant to bear their own burdens and to live alone.


Any Human to Another

This initial stanza implies the importance of what lies beneath a human beings physical features. Throughout the Harlem Renaissance the issue of racial identity often arose. Of bitter aloes wreathed, My sorrow must be laid On your head like a crown.

Joy may be shy, unique Friendly to a few Sorrow cokntee scorned to speak To any who Were false or true.

He realizes that he is not alone in this feeling of suffering deep down. Joy may be shy, unique, Friendly to a few, Sorrow may be scorned to speak To any who Were false or ture. Among the eminent figures of the Harlem Renaissance anotjer Countee Cullen, a poet striving for racial equity. Everyone is a human being. Sorrow is something that is felt beneath the outward, physical body.

The Harlem Renaissance was a splendid awakening of African American writing which stressed equality. Only the Polished Skeleton The heart has need of some deceit To make its pistons rise and fall; For less than this it would not beat.

Remembering their sharp and pretty Tunes for Sacco and Vanzetti, I said: Schaeffer Countee Reaissance ppt.