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Prayer of a Black Boy.

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Prayer of a Black Boy In the poem The prayer of a Black Boy the writer wrote the poem in the point of view of a young black boy which is the speaker of the poem. who was a slave at this time. The poet tells us that the black boy doesn't want to go to a white people school because he they are teaching him a new culture that he doesn't like it he finds it boring because is a new culture and they do things that he doesn't do at home, he also says that he doesn't want to be a gentleman of the city because they have a sad life. The poet wrote this poem like a narrative story and he makes the poem very descriptive and he also makes his ...read more.

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he pleads to god for not going to school "Lord, I don't want to go to their school" please help me that I need to go again" the boy says it was to difficult because " the road to school is steep" By this he means that the school isn't actually on top of a hill, but it is a mental ascent to have the courage to accept another culture teaching him western traits, most of which aren't relative to the life he wants to leave and that he thought that he was going to loose he culture and way of learning which was by traditional dances and by story telling under the light of the moon "who do not know how to dance by the light of the moon". ...read more.

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sugarfields, Land and spits its crew" he also gives an image of black workers useless after they have finished their shift The writer writes again "Lord, I do not want to go to their school, Please help me that I need no to go again", the writer repeats this phrase again to show how desperate and unhappy the boy is and to show that the boy doesn't want to be the "gentleman of the city" or as the whites "call it a real gentleman" ,in here the writer gives us to understand that the boy doesn't want learn the by the way that the whites learn by using books of other countries and learning things that they don't now or seen before, we see this when he say "Why should we learn again from poreing ...read more.

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