Portrait in Georgia
Portrait in Georgia Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
At its heart, "Portrait in Georgia" is just that—a portrait, in words. It's just a description of a person—how they look, what they resemble. Sounds boring right? Ah, but it's what Jean Toomer...
"Portrait in Georgia" is a good example of the blurred line between genders. By keeping the reader in the dark about the subject's gender, the poet forces the reader to reconsider gender and race l...
There's no doubt about it: "Portrait in Georgia," is a gory and violent poem. After all, when you take lynching as your subject, you're bound to include some graphic scenes to get your point across...
The last line alone is enough to tell us that "Portrait in Georgia" is very much about race. But it's not as simple as including the words "black" and "white." The politics at work in this poem are...
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