Lucille Clifton's Poetry: A Lesson

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In this lesson, we read the poems “Dream Boogie” by Langston Hughes, “Miss Rosie” by Lucille Clifton and “After apple picking” by Robert Frost. Lucille Clifton writes about identity of women in her poems. She shows spiritual strength and hope. She was born in New York during the Great Depression and had a hard upbringing, but comparing to the others poets, she is the most educated. She studied drama at Howard University, and became an actor before seriously cultivating her interest in poetry. In her poem Miss Rosie, she is talking about a woman who used to have everything, the best looking, but lost everything, and now she is destroyed. She compares her past with how she is in the present. Robert Frost had a blue-collared job, what means

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