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Black Arts Movement. Danne Lyka Jingco Christian Dela Cruz Kiara Maye Sicat Clydelle Doctor. Definition of the Movement. Usually referred to as a “sixties” movement (began approximately around 1965 and ended in 1975/1976) The aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept

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Black arts movement

Black Arts Movement

DanneLykaJingco

Christian Dela Cruz

KiaraMayeSicat

Clydelle Doctor


Definition of the movement
Definition of the Movement

  • Usually referred to as a “sixties” movement (began approximately around 1965 and ended in 1975/1976)

  • The aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept

  • Envisions an art that speaks directly to the needs and aspirations of Black America

  • The movement proposes a separate symbolism, mythology, critique, and iconology

  • Relate broadly to the Afro-American’s desire for self-determination and nationhood

  • Primary duty is to speak to the spiritual and cultural needs of Black people


Poetic techniques and themes
Poetic Techniques and Themes

  • Repetition

  • Metaphor

  • Symbolism

  • Imagery

  • Personification

  • Themes: Opposition towards social injustices

  • Efforts in search for freedom

  • Love towards others

  • Desires for self-determination and nationhood


Gwendolyn brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks

  • Born in Topeka, Kansas, but her family moved to Chicago when she was young

  • Gwendolyn Brooks was a highly regarded, much-honored poet, with the distinction of being the first black author to win the Pulitzer Prize

  • Many of Brooks' works display a political consciousness

  • Her body of work gave her a unique position in American letters

  • Not only has she combined a strong commitment to racial identity and equality with a mastery of poetic techniques, but she has also managed to bridge the gap between the academic poets of her generation in the 1940s and the young black militant writers of the 1960s.


Notable works
Notable Works

  • The Bean-Eaters

  • We Real Cool

  • The Lovers of the Poor

  • The Mother


Amiri baraka
Amiri Baraka

  • born LeRoi Jones in 1934 in Newark, New Jersey

  • attended Rutgers University and Howard University

  • spent three years in the U.S. Air Force, and returned to New York City to attend Columbia University and the New School for Social Research

  • his method in poetry, drama, fiction, and essays has been confrontational, calculated to shock and awaken audiences to the political concerns of black Americans

  • believed that a poem’s form should follow the shape determined by the poet’s own breath and intensity of feeling


Notable works1
Notable Works

  • Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note

  • Black Art

  • Ka ‘Ba

  • In the Funk World


Sonia sanchez
Sonia Sanchez

  • Born Wilsonia Benita Driver in Birmingham, Alabama on September 9, 1934

  • one of the foremost leaders of the Black Studies movement

  • Former member of the Nation of Islam organization but left after her views on women’s rights conflicted with the their views

  • Advocate of the people and part of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality)

  • Writings and works focused on the struggles and lives of Black America

  • Informal diction used in work to get her point across


Notable works2
Notable Works

  • Ballad

  • Malcolm

  • I Have Walked a Long Time

  • For Sweet Honey in the Rock


Ntozake shange
NtozakeShange

  • Was originally named Paulette Williams

  • Born on October 18, 1948 in Trenton, New Jersey

  • At age 8 moved to St. Louis

  • At age 13 moved back to New Jersey

  • Graduated Barnard College cum laude in American studies

  • Earned Master's degree at UCLA

  • Married and divorced in first year of college

  • Fails suicide and loses all hope in life

  • Jumps back up in 1971 and changes her name

  • Ntozake means “she who has her own things” and shange means “he/she who walks/lives with lions”


Notable works3
Notable Works

  • My Father is a Retired Magician

  • You Are Sucha Fool

  • With No Immediate Cause

  • Enuf


Artworks
Artworks

Represents the struggle of African-Americans

African-Americans confrontation with obstacles


Ap style writing prompts
AP Style Writing Prompts

In the poem “Ka ’Ba” by Amiri Baraka, the speaker addresses the subject of escaping for freedom. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze how imagery help convey the speaker’s attitude towards the escape.

In the poem “The Mother” by Gwendolyn Brooks, the speaker addresses the subject of abortion. Write an essay in which you analyze how literary devices help express the speaker’s feelings towards abortion.

In the poem “Ballad” by Sonia Sanchez, the speaker addresses a debate of proper age for wisdom and love. Write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the language to describe the mood and the meaning.


Interactive poetry lesson
Interactive Poetry Lesson

  • Choose one of the topics below and write a poem that illustrates the situation of the African-Americans during the movement.

  • Racism

  • Injustice

  • Imprisonment

  • Blind

  • Acceptance

  • Struggle


Websites
Websites

  • http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/blackarts/historical.htm

  • http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai3/community/text8/blackartsmovement.pdf

  • http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/gwendolyn-brooks

  • http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/amiri-baraka

  • http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/sonia-sanchez

  • http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/ntozake-shange


Poems

Poets

Movements

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300

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400

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Poems 100
POEMS: 100

“you are so young

and i too old to learn of love.”

Answer


Poems 1001
POEMS: 100

“you are so young

and i too old to learn of love.”

ANSWER: Ballad by Sonia Sanchez

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Poems 200
POEMS: 200

“I have heard in the voices of the wind the voices of my dim killed children”

Answer


Poems 2001
POEMS: 200

“I have heard in the voices of the wind the voices of my dim killed children”

ANSWER: The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks

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Poems 300
POEMS: 300

“with african imaginations full of masks and dances and swelling chants”

Answer


Poems 3001
POEMS: 300

“with african imaginations full of masks and dances and swelling chants”

ANSWER: Ka ‘Ba by Amiri Baraka

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Poems 400
POEMS: 400

“put all them razzamatazz hocus pocus zippity-do-dah thingamajigs away”

Answer


Poems 4001
POEMS: 400

“put all them razzamatazz hocus pocus zippity-do-dah thingamajigs away”

ANSWER: My Father Is A Retired Magician by NtozakeShange

Back


Poets 100
POETS: 100

he believed that a poem’s form should follow the shape determined by the poet’s own breath and intensity of feeling

Answer


Poets 1001
POETS: 100

believed that a poem’s form should follow the shape determined by the poet’s own breath and intensity of feeling

ANSWER: Amiri Baraka

Back


Poets 200
POETS: 200

Fails suicide and loses all hope in life

Answer


Poets 2001
POETS: 200

Fails suicide and loses all hope in life

ANSWER: NtozakeShange

Back


Poets 300
POETS: 300

Her body of work gave her a unique position in American letters

Answer


Poets 3001
POETS: 300

Her body of work gave her a unique position in American letters

ANSWER: Gwendolyn Brooks

Back


Poets 400
POETS: 400

Informal diction used in work to get her point across

Answer


Poets 4001
POETS: 400

Informal diction used in work to get her point across

ANSWER: Sonia Sanchez

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Movement 100
Movement: 100

When did this movement began? ended?

Answer


Movement 1001
Movement: 100

When did this movement began? ended?

ANSWER: began in 1965, ended in 1975/’76

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Movement 200
Movement: 200

The Black Arts Movement is what ________ and ________ sister of the Black Power concept?

Answer


Movement 2001
Movement: 200

The Black Arts Movement is what ________ and ________ sister of the Black Power concept?

ANSWER: aesthetic and spiritual

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Movement 300
Movement: 300

What four things did this movement proposes?

Answer


Movement 3001
Movement: 300

What four things did this movement proposes?

ANSWER: separate symbolism, mythology, critique, and iconology

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Movement 400
Movement: 400

What is the primary duty of this movement?

Answer


Movement 4001
Movement: 400

What is the primary duty of this movement?

ANSWER: speak to the spiritual and cultural needs of Black people

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