James Weldon Johnson | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of James Weldon Johnson.
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SOURCE: "And the Walls Came Tumblin' Down," in The Bookman (New York), Vol. LXVI, No. 2, October, 1927, pp. 221-22.

In the following review, Cullen favorably assesses the poems of Johnson's God's Trombones.

And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns; and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

And it shall come to pass, that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat….

James Weldon Johnson has blown the true spirit and the pentecostal trumpeting of the dark Joshuas of the race in God's Trombones, composed of seven sermon-poems and a prayer. The seven sermons are like the seven blasts blown by Joshua...

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