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By: Kylie McGonigle . Jessie Redmon Fauset. Jessie Redmon Fauset. About Fauset. Was born on April 27,1882 in Camden, New Jersey Attended Philadelphia High School for Girls, and was 1 st African American to graduate

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By kylie mcgonigle

By: Kylie McGonigle

Jessie RedmonFauset


Jessie redmon fauset

Jessie RedmonFauset


About fauset

About Fauset

  • Was born on April 27,1882 in Camden, New Jersey

  • Attended Philadelphia High School for Girls, and was 1st African American to graduate

  • Then attended Cornell University after being declined at Bryn Mawr Collegefor her race

  • Became a teacher at Dunbar High School in Washington DC

  • Later on Fauset became literary editor for The Crisis with W.E.B. Dubois (mentor)

  • Represented NAACP in Pan African Congress in 1921

  • Married her husband, Herbert Harris, in 1929 at the age of 47. Harris died in 1958

  • Fauset moved back to Philadelphia and died on April 30, 1961


La vie c est la vie

La Vie C'est La Vie

On summer afternoons I sit Quiescent by you in the park And idly watch the sunbeams gild And tint the ash-trees' bark.

Or else I watch the squirrels frisk And chaffer in the grassy lane; And all the while I mark your voice Breaking with love and pain.

I know a woman who would give Her chance of heaven to take my place; To see the love-light in your eyes, The love-glow on your face!

And there's a man whose lightest word Can set my chilly blood afire; Fulfillment of his least behest Defines my life’s desire.

But he will none of me, nor I Of you. Nor you of her. 'Tis said The world is full of jests like these.— I wish that I were dead


Poem analysis

Poem Analysis

This poem may be explaining Fauset’s love life. Whether it is telling the audience about one man she is in love with or a love triangle she is involved in it is not very clear. The theme that is clear is the sadness wanting someone she cannot have. For example, Fauset says, “But he will none of me, nor I of you. Nor you of her”. She is explaining that the man she wants will never be able to have her or the man she is with now will never be able to have her completely because she’s in love with someone else and the woman that loves her husband will not be able to have him either.


Jessie redmon fauset

Tone

  • The tone of this poem is very depressing because of the constant sorrow that comes with being with someone while loving someone else. Also this poem has a bit of desire because there is this group of people who are unable to be with the person who really makes them happy and they will have the need to be with them for the rest of their lives.

  • Point of View: First person


Literary devices

Literary Devices

  • Imagery: “watch the sunbeams gild and tint the ash-trees’ bark”

  • Rhyme: “Least behest”

  • Oxymoron/Figurative: “chilly blood afire”


Interesting quotes

Interesting Quotes

  • “There is no peace with you; Nor any rest; Your presence is a torture to the brain. Your words are barbed arrows to the breast.”

  • “The remarkable thing about this gift of ours is that it has its rise, I am convinced, in the very woes which beset us… It is our emotional salvation.”


Works cited

Works Cited

  • http://www.inspirationalstories.com/quotes/t/jessie-redmon-fauset

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessie_Redmon_Fauset


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