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Candle-Lightin' Time

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Candle-Lightin' Time is a captivating collection of poems by Paul Laurence Dunbar that captures the essence of African American life in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The poems are richly descriptive and paint vivid pictures of the joys, struggles, and celebrations of everyday life.

Dunbar's use of dialect adds authenticity to the poems, allowing readers to truly feel the emotions and experiences of the characters. The themes of family, love, and community run throughout the collection, creating a sense of unity and pride in African American heritage.

Each poem is like a window into a different time and place, offering glimpses of both the hardships and the resilience of the African American community. The imagery is powerful and evocative, drawing the reader in and making them feel like they are right there alongside the characters.

Overall, Candle-Lightin' Time is a beautiful and poignant collection that shines a light on the strength and spirit of African American culture. Dunbar's poetry is timeless and continues to resonate with readers today, making this book a must-read for anyone interested in exploring the African American experience.

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Poetry about African American Southern life - Summary by Denise Ray

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