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

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

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.

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.

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.

Choose two titles from Johnson's book of poetry. Analyze the significance of the title in context of the poem. Why did Johnson choose this specific title? Does it suit...

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