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Any Human to Another. The ills I sorrow at Not me alone Like an arrow, Pierce to the marrow, Through the fat And past the bone. Your grief and mine Must. The summary of this poem is that a man is grieving and suggest that nobody should grieve alone. He believes that it is better for them to grieve. Between high school and his graduation from Harvard, Cullen was the most popular black poet and virtually the most popular black literary.

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A river is a single body of water that then fuses into a sea of vast waters. Only the Polished Skeleton The heart has need of some deceit To make its pistons rise and fall; For less than this it would not beat. Those eyes are basilisk’s she gazes through, And those are snakes you take for strands of hair!

To France Though I am not the first in English terms To name you of the earth’s great nations Queen; Though better poets chant it to the worms How that fair city perched upon the Seine Is lovelier than that they traveled to; While kings and warriors and many a priest In their last hour have smiled to think of you, Among these count me not the last nor least.

Though blind, yet on these arid balls engraved I know it was a lovely face I braved. Gale Virtual Reference Library.

Analysis of Any Human to Another by Countee Cullen

This poem brings all of humanity together under the common experience of sorrow. Let no cjllen be so proud And confident, To think he is allowed A little tent Pitched in a meadow Of sun and shadow All his little own. Why this preoccupation, soul, with Death, This servile genuflexion to the worm, Making the tomb a Mecca where the breath Though still it rises vaporous, but vullen, Expelled from lungs still clear and unimpaired, To plough through nostrils quivering with pride Veers in distress and love, as if it dared Not search a gayer place, and there subside?


Nor flush the sluggish vein at all.

Any Human to Another by Countee Cullen

He suggests that no matter what kind of life a person has led, whether an upright and honest life, or one full of deceit and falsehood, sorrow has touched us all. Too Harlem Renaissance was a splendid awakening of African American writing which stressed equality. The elaborate writing as well as the rhyme scheme of this poem enhances the meaning for the reader.

Within the poem, Cullen describes sorrow as a common aspect of life. Among the eminent figures of the Harlem Renaissance was Countee Cullen, a poet striving for racial equity.

Any Human to Another

A quality that Countee Cullen possessed in huan of his writings was his himan to create a universal language. And from her feet up to her throat are massed Strange aromas; a perfume from the East Swims round her body, sinuous and brown. Countee Cullen strived for African American writing to be less racial, but language that spoke to every culture in America, which could lead to an increased appreciation of the poem.

Here too’s a cause divinely spun For those whose eyes are on the sun, Here in empitome Is all disgrace And epic wrong, Like wine to brace The minstrel heart, and blare it into song.

He reflects upon various human attributes. With subterfuge and fraud the mind Must fend and parry thrust for thrust, With logic brutal and unkind Beat off the onslaughts of the dust. O vengeful warning, spiteful stream, a truce! As he whose eyes are gouged craves light to see, And he whose limbs are broken strenght to run, So have I sought in you that alchemy That knits my bones and turns me to the sun; And found across a continent of foam What was denied my hungry heart at home.

Joy may be shy, unique Friendly to a few Sorrow never scorned to speak To any who Were false or true.


But they have raised no cry. He believes that in order to fully enjoy life, it must be shared with others. The while my fingers leisurely caress Thy head and vaulted back’s elastic arch, And through each tip mysterious pleasures press And crackle on their swift dynamic march, I see revived in thee, felinely cast, A woman with thine eyes, satanic beast, Profound and cold as scythes to mow me down.

He implies that human beings are not meant to bear their own burdens and to live alone. In this stanza, the speaker reveals that joy is found in a shared human experience that can only exist in the realm of human companionship. Springfield Township HIgh School. Your grief and mine Must intertwine Like sea and river, Be fused and mingle, Diverse yet single, Forever and forever.

Let no man be so proud And confident To think it is allowed A little tent Pitched in a meadow Of sun and shadow All his own.

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Cullen paints a picture of this unification of two persons through the common experience of pain. He realizes that he is not alone in this feeling of suffering deep down.

The speaker implies that grief can unite one human to another.

Schaeffer Harlem Reaissance ppt. Remembering their sharp and pretty Tunes for Sacco and Vanzetti, I said: The speaker expresses that human interaction with one another is essential.

Suffering of one kind ocuntee another is a common human experience, and something that unites countse all. Sonnet Dialogue I to My Soul: Incorporated with the upsurge, was writing that spoke equal rights along with sorrows suffered by blacks. From these lines Cullen conveys the image of a man avoiding sorrow. Springfield Township High School.