African American Poetry (1870-1926): A Digital AnthologyMain MenuFull Text Collection: Books Published by African American Poets, 1870-1926Author Profiles: Bios and Full Text CollectionsThe Beginnings of the Harlem Renaissance: Overview and Timeline of Key EventsBlack Poetry Before the Harlem Renaissance: Overview and TimelineAfrican American Poetry: A Story Of MagazinesAfrican American Poetry: Anthologies of the 1920sAreas of Interest: Topics and ThemesFurther Reading / Works CitedAmardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1
Black Vernacular (AAVE)
12022-01-08T11:55:08-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e12132Black Vernacular Tagplain2022-05-20T09:58:16-04:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Sometimes referred to as "dialect poetry," the use of African American Vernacular English was a common but also controversial feature of African American poetry of this period. Popularized by Paul Laurence Dunbar in the 1890s and 1900s, the use of AAVE was widespread amongst Black poets during and immediately after he passed away in 1906. The use of AAVE became less common in the 1910s and 20s, as a new Black aesthetics emerged.
12022-01-14T12:45:44-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1Poems in Jean Toomer's "Cane" (1923)1plain2022-01-14T12:45:44-05:00Amardeep Singhc185e79df2fca428277052b90841c4aba30044e1