1. What is the Harlem Renaissance known for?
The Harlem Renaissance is known for the high-quality, large volume of creative works that came out of it, from music to writing to art to performance. Many of the people who became famous during the Harlem Renaissance did, in fact, live in Harlem at the time.
2. What exactly is "jazz style" poetry?
Jazz style poetry, which Hughes is considered to be the originator of, incorporates elements of both poetry and music -- and jazz in particular. It incorporated elements of the popular music of the day into the poems themselves.
3. In "Afro-American Fragment" (the poem), what does the author imply is being fragmented?
In "Afro-American Fragment," the author implies that the identity of many African Americans is fragmented -- mostly between being an African and being an American.
4. What does the use of the word "fragment" in a poem title imply?
The use of the word "fragment" in a poem title implies that there is something incomplete about the poem, its author, or its subject matter.
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