Religious Allusion in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks

Religious Allusion in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks

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This book examines how Gwendolyn Brooks, a self-proclaimed nonreligious person, advocates adherence to Christian ideals through religious allusions in her poetry. The discussion integrates Brook's words, biographical data, commentary by other scholars, scriptural references, and doctrinal tenets. It identifies biblical figures and events and highlights Brooks' effective use of the sermon genre, and her express parallels between Christianity and Democracy. The work opens with a biographical chapter and Brooks' comments on religion, followed by analyses of her long poems, and more than thirty of her short ones. An illuminating interview with Nora Brooks Blakely about Brooks' religious background and philosophy is included.The older version is for anybody from sixth grade to adult. The play observes a day in the life of a neighborhood, from 6 am one day to 6 am the next. MHB: You wrote it? NBB: Well I put it together. a€œElegya€ is used in the show. But in that showanbsp;...

Title:Religious Allusion in the Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks
Author:Margot Harper Banks
Publisher:McFarland - 2012-07-24


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