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Analysis and comments on We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Comment 15 of 265, added on April 27th, 2006 at 11:30 AM.

This poem is one of my favorites. It so boldly interprets the struggle of
prejudice and hardships endured by African americans then and now. The sad
thing is it is still resonant of today, but I think it could be used as a
great learning tool for teaching the past and how we could possibly change
the future.

Netta from United States
Comment 14 of 265, added on April 19th, 2006 at 10:11 AM.

Depicts overall struggle of African Americans throughout hisstory

Damon from United States
Comment 13 of 265, added on April 10th, 2006 at 10:29 AM.

As an eighth grade Language Arts teacher, I found this poem be an excellent
teaching tool as well as intriguing personal reading. In today's
classrooms, teachers are required to teach across the curriculum.
Not only does this poem afford one the opportuniy to accomplish this,but it
also affords the teacher the opportunity to integrate real-life experiences
into classroom activities as this, too, is now required in many school
districts throughout our nation. KUDOS!!!

Anthony O. Langford from United States
Comment 12 of 265, added on March 30th, 2006 at 9:12 AM.

This poem is very profound. It dicribes the sruggle that Affrican Americans
went through and are still going through. Absolutely great poem.

Daphney from United States
Comment 11 of 265, added on February 22nd, 2006 at 12:07 PM.

this poem is much like our country. we are supposed to be the "greatest" of
all countries because we have the most freedom but we have really bad

mike from United States
Comment 10 of 265, added on January 27th, 2006 at 7:19 PM.

what a great poem, this is such a truthful peom It's great Keep it up !

Kelsey from United States
Comment 9 of 265, added on December 16th, 2005 at 3:15 PM.

o my god i absolutely love that poem,the first time i read the poem i didnt
realy understand the poem . but now that i understand what hes talikin
about and the struggle african americans went trough.and im african
american and it teaches me about my culture

brion'ka from United States
Comment 8 of 265, added on December 7th, 2005 at 9:17 PM.

Exelent poem, I just Love it

Aaron from United Kingdom
Comment 7 of 265, added on December 7th, 2005 at 9:06 PM.

A great poem, I just love it Helped me understand the troubles African
Americans had to go through in the early 1900's.

Steve Solkey from United States
Comment 6 of 265, added on October 8th, 2005 at 11:55 AM.

Oddly enough, if you tell the typical english class to interpret the poem
WITHOUT knowing that it was written by Dunbar, they will see it as a poem
about conformity and false persona. If you tell them the background of the
author, they will see it as a poem about race relations... kinda funny

William from United States

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Poet: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Poem: We Wear the Mask
Added: Mar 17 2005
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