This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
The Poets/The Selfappears in various poems - These are the main characters in this anthology.
Family and Loved Ones of the Poetsappears in Various poems - Other characters that are frequently discussed, analyzed, and eulogized.
Humanityappears in Various poems - This is a popular subject-matter and characteristic described by the poets.
Benjamin Banneker appears in Character in Jay Wright's poems - Jay Wright uses his imagination to bring the life of Benjamin Banneker, a self-taught eighteenth century scientist, surveyor and almanac maker, to life.
Henryappears in John Berryman's poems - One of Berryman's...
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