Sunday, October 16, 2011

Countee Cullen

I liked "Yet Do I Marvel" i get the feeling like Cullen doing what some people do when they say this line "I'm not trying to be rude" But they know what they have to say is rude and about to hurt that person's feelings. Cullen i believe is questioning God for some of the things he does. But Cullen understand that he can't understand God's motives when he says this "To struggle up a never-ending stair. Inscrutable His ways are, and immune" This line is showing what i just said, he is asking why but he understands that he can't ever know.

In Heritage i get the feeling that he thinks he is alone this world. The poem talks about the jungle being a track, maybe he feels like he his going around and round on the same thing nothing ever changing. Cullen also talks about not being able to rest and that he finds on peace. Could this be a love poem? Maybe of a love lost, or maybe he never had the courage to tell that special someone. My thought is found correct with this line "Come and dance the Lover’s Dance!” "


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