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Analysis and comments on The Congo: A Study of the Negro Race by Vachel Lindsay

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Comment 21 of 22, added on June 2nd, 2014 at 8:59 AM.

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Comment 19 of 22, added on January 6th, 2010 at 3:09 PM.
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frank
Comment 18 of 22, added on January 6th, 2010 at 3:03 PM.
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this is offesive

nate from Canada
Comment 17 of 22, added on May 26th, 2008 at 9:40 AM.

"Years later I managed to get an LP of Linday reciting his poems, from
Caedmon Records, which is out of business, I think."

Caedmon is still in business (a HarperCollins imprint), but they have not
reissued TC 1041, which is unfortunate. Nicholas Cave Lindsay *also*
recorded "The Congo" for Caedmon, TC 1216. I have not heard the latter,
but it would likely be an interesting comparison.

Otto
Comment 16 of 22, added on February 21st, 2008 at 2:59 PM.

i do really need to understand it please analyze it part by part for me coz
im a third year high school and i don't that much good in english so far
specially in this kind of poem please help me to understand it... kindly
please send me e-mail

Laurist from Philippines
Comment 15 of 22, added on January 27th, 2008 at 10:21 PM.

I read the comments and I am struck by the diversity of the understanding
of "The Congo". I find this poem so very beautiful, that it hurts to think
of some people reading racism and such into it. It will always be my
favorite no matter what negative ideas some people might read into it.
Vilma

Vilma Lagdameo from Philippines
Comment 14 of 22, added on June 1st, 2007 at 5:23 PM.

I made an embarassing typo. It was not a photograph record, it was a
PHONOGRAPH record!! of Lindsay reading his poetry...

Amy Hoffman from Canada
Comment 13 of 22, added on June 1st, 2007 at 5:18 PM.

My mother, who was born in 1924, was of a generation that had to memorize
poetry in school. Ma often recited "The Congo", usually while washing
dishes. She said when she went to high school, the school had photograph
records of Lindsay reciting this poem and many kids were very taken with
it! Years later I managed to get an LP of Linday reciting his poems, from
Caedmon Records, which is out of business, I think. One does need to HEAR
how Lindsay recited, in order to do it right. We kids all learned The
Congo too. I wish I still had that recording but at times I wound up
homeless and losing everything, including the record, but at least I have
The Congo in memory.

Amy Hoffman from Canada

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Poet: Vachel Lindsay
Poem: The Congo: A Study of the Negro Race
Added: Jun 15 2005
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