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Analysis and comments on Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Comment 34 of 154, added on September 28th, 2011 at 2:56 AM.

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FDTgLbURm from Lesotho
Comment 33 of 154, added on March 27th, 2011 at 7:22 PM.
A poem I will Never Forget

I gradurated from Dunbar Senior High School in 1973. This was also the
School Built after the great poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. I was 17 years old
in the 11th grade. the Senior Class did a Play Based on this Poem. I
remember like it was yesterday the girl wore dresses in this play like
black women wore in the slavery days and the guys wore pants rolled up from
the bottom and they performed on the auditorum like never before the poem
was recited and they acted it out on stage. the word touched my inner soul
like i was a fly on the wall of mr. Dunbars bedroom as his mother was
saying the word to him. I have loved this poem from that day I first heard
it until today. April 23rd I will be 56 years old. I love it now and until
the end of my days this will be my favorite poem of all times

Nellie Jenkins/ Foster from United States
Comment 32 of 154, added on February 21st, 2011 at 1:57 AM.
yes i been lookin for this poem

liza,liza bless the lord don,t you knoe these days are brod, if you don,t
grt up from there you scamp there be trouble in this here camp think i,m
gone let you sleepwhy i make your board and keep liza don,t you hear me
call no need turnin to that wall.
my fifth grade teacher Mr. Pryor taught us that i remember him saying it
was by W.E.B. Du Bois i think

pamela from United States
Comment 31 of 154, added on January 13th, 2011 at 9:47 PM.
End of Poem

To the best of my recollection, the end of the poem is not printed on this
site. -- To the best of my recollection.

Basil Foley from United States
Comment 30 of 154, added on January 13th, 2011 at 9:13 PM.
Affirming Literaary Skills of African Americans

My mother taught all six of her children this poem. At age 79 years and
357 days, I could quote 90% of it from memory. We are distributing it in
our church, Wolridge Chapel A. M. E. Church, Houston, TX, in February as a
part of our Black History Month celebration. Rev. Thelma T. Maxwell is our

Rev. Basil A. Foley, Sr. from United States
Comment 29 of 154, added on February 12th, 2010 at 3:06 PM.

poopie pants

alexahinndmafhiedjkfjkjh from Finland
Comment 28 of 154, added on May 21st, 2009 at 10:00 PM.

I have a different version of this poem in a skit. It has been quit
pleasing to others through the years.

bridgette nelson from United States
Comment 27 of 154, added on April 19th, 2009 at 9:12 AM.

it is a sad paem about abird who wants to be free

Rabia from Pakistan
Comment 26 of 154, added on February 20th, 2009 at 5:09 AM.

No use turnin to that wall. I can hear that mattress squeeze,Dont you hear
me when I speak? Dis here clock done stroke off six. Caroline bring me them
there sticks. Oh you down son, oh you down. dont you dare to frown. March
your self and wash you face. and dont you splatter all da place. I got
other things to do just sides cleaningup after you. take that comb and fix
your hair, it looks just like a feather bed. Sit down at that table there,
just whimper if you dare.
Lord have mercy on our soul, Boy dont you dare to touch them rolls. Bless
dis food we gonna eat, sit still I see your feet! You just try that trick
again! Lord gain us joy and peace Amen.

shepherd from United States
Comment 25 of 154, added on December 28th, 2008 at 7:35 PM.

and you'll be sent back in time.

robbin from United States

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Poet: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poem: Sympathy
Added: Mar 17 2005
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