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Jump Back, Paul

The Life and Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Book - 2015
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"Did you know that Paul Laurence Dunbar originated such famous lines as "I know why the caged bird sings" and "We wear the mask that grins and lies"? From his childhood in poverty and his early promise as a poet through his struggles to find acceptance as a writer and his tumultuous romance with his wife, to his immense fame and his untimely death, Dunbar's story is one of triumph and tragedy. But his legacy remains in his much-beloved poetry--told in both Standard English and in dialect--which continues to delight and inspire readers today. More than two dozen of Dunbar's poems are woven throughout this volume, illuminating the phases of his life and serving as examples of dialect, imagery, and tone" -- provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Somerville, Massachusetts] : Candlewick Press, 2015.
ISBN: 9780763660703
0763660701
Branch Call Number: Y 921 Dunbar, Paul
Characteristics: 122 p. : illustrated ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Qualls, Sean

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