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Analysis and comments on God Give to Men by Arna Bontemps

Comment 6 of 6, added on May 15th, 2009 at 1:42 PM.

This poem represents the oppression put on the black man that we were never
given anything but we still stride for greatness and ask the lord to hear
our cries

Calvin from United States
Comment 5 of 6, added on March 24th, 2009 at 1:59 AM.

i found this poem quiet interesting to do my English assignment.

Hanan from United States
Comment 4 of 6, added on May 17th, 2008 at 1:17 AM.

This is one of many deep poems I have read in quite some time. It
characterizes men of all races and it speaks truth even today. It is
evident that the same still holds true today - through all the struggles
that the Black American man has endured. When will this world as we know it
will make every man equal (Rhetorical question). I love how he talked about
how this world is shaped and molded people into thinking about the
different races. My how some things never change. GOD help us all!

Kat from United States
Comment 3 of 6, added on February 8th, 2008 at 9:49 AM.

Love How He Put This In Content And WAs Straight To The Point..

Cece from United States
Comment 2 of 6, added on February 23rd, 2006 at 7:50 AM.

It seems like this poem is telling the story of the black man's wants and
needs.

Jakima Davis from United States
Comment 1 of 6, added on January 20th, 2006 at 1:18 AM.

I find that this poem characterizes a general feeling in African-American
writers of Bontemp's time of the simplicity and urgency of the black man's
needs. However, I do disagree with the characterization of "yellow men" as
"slant-eyed"

cebreud from China

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Poet: Arna Bontemps
Poem: God Give to Men
Added: Jan 31 2004
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Poem of the Day: Aug 28 2000


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