Read poems from Countee Cullen in The Portable Harlem Renaissance. I will give more info once assigned. Just need a response .
Read poems from Countee Cullen in The Portable Harlem Renaissance.
I will give more info once assigned. Just need a response .
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In “Nothing Endures,” Cullen describes how everything comes to an eventual end, including love. One’s beauty will fade and a person’s brain will be negatively impacted by time. In the last quatrain, Cullen writes, “Nirvana gapes/ For all things given;/ Nothing escapes,/ Love not even.” By referencing nirvana, Cullen implies that a state of no suffering watches on as everything in the world dies. While the poem has a realistic and depressing tone, could it also be a call to action? When I think of people inevitably dying, I am both saddened and inspired to take action today. Could that be part of the purpose of the poem or is it simply to remind us all that nothing endures?
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here is example : what a classmate said alreadyI agree with Jason’s interpretation of this poem being mainly about the phases of love, especially in the first stanza, with the lines “though the warm heart purrs/of the length thereof”. From my interpretation, Cullen is portraying love as a quality that has “the warm heart purrs” and “riot”, to ultimately becoming “quiet” and “still”. Cullen is describing the inevitable of love, as it only ends with being hurt and heartbroken. I find your stance on the poem being “a call for action” very interesting, especially in this current situation of society. The title “Nothing Endures” definitely helps with that interpretation, as a call to take action in a world full of suffering, to achieve the state of nirvana.
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