Offers profiles of African American writers and entries on important works and genreswith the publication of A Primer of Facts Pertaining to the Early Greatness of the African Race. ... Although many made- to-order acrostics and love verses are formulaic, a few like aquot;Lines to My aquot; and aquot;Early Affectionaquot; share merits of rhythmic repetition, melodious phrasing, and ... The scene swells with noisy birds and insects, aquot;sportive children, aquot; overheated farm animals, and bountiful fruit trees and fields.
|Title||:||The Oxford Companion to African American Literature|
|Author||:||William L. Andrews, Frances Smith Foster, Trudier Harris|
|Publisher||:||Oxford University Press, USA - 1997|