An Anthem Summary
Sonia Sanchez

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An Anthem Summary

Sonia Sanchez’s poem “An Anthem” first appeared in 1987’s Under a Soprano Sky and later was included in Shake Loose My Skin (1999), a collection of previously published and new poems. “An Anthem” is written in free verse broken into stanzas of varying lengths. In it, Sanchez celebrates her African-American heritage with vibrant descriptions of dance and music. Alongside this celebration is a call for courage to...

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