God's Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse Essay Topics & Writing Assignments

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Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Provide detailed autobiographical information about the author and explain how his life influenced his choice to write these poems.

Essay Topic 2

Define the literary term voice as it applies to poetry. Whose voice does Johnson use in his poems? How does this influence the poetry? How does it influence the reader? Use specific examples to explain your argument.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the significance of the term "Empty pitchers waiting to be filled." Which poem does this line appear in? What does it refer to? Analyze the term in the context of the poem.

Essay Topic 4

Discuss the significance of the term "Sledgehammer of truth." Which poem does this line appear in? What does it refer to? Analyze the term in the context of the poem.

Essay Topic 5

Choose two titles from Johnson's book of poetry. Analyze the significance of the title in context of the poem...

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