Yet Do I Marvel
Cullen entered Harvard in 1925, to pursue a masters in English, about the same time his first collection of poems, Color, was published. Written in a careful, traditional style, the work celebrated black beauty and deplored the effects of racism. The book included "Heritage" and "Incident", probably his most famous poems. "Yet Do I Marvel", about racial identity and injustice, showed the influence of the literary expression of William Wordsworth and William Blake, but its subject was far from the world of their Romantic sonnets. (From Wikipedia)
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Yet Do I Marvel, Countee Cullen
Read the information about Tantalus in the link below, then answer the subsequent question. (This annotation contains a link)
Please explain the etymology of the word tantalize, based on the mythological story of Tantalus.
Sisyphus is another mythological character, condemned to an eternity of rolling a boulder uphill then watching it roll back down again. (This annotation contains an image)
The references Countee Cullen makes to Tantalus and Sisyphus are called _________.
The highlighted word His here refers to ___________.
Which of the following definitions applies to the word catechism as it appears in context here?
Please read the article in this link, then answer the question below.http://www.poetryfoundation.org/learning/glossary-term/Sonnet"Yet Do I Marvel" is a(n) ___________ sonnet.
Why do you think Countee Cullen titled this poem "Yet Do I Marvel"?
Please choose ONE of the themes below and use textual evidence to explain its presence in the poem.RaceReligionSuffering