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Born on June 27, 1872, Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the first African-
American poets to gain national recognition. His parents Joshua and Matilda
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Paul Lawrence Dunbar's poem, first published in Lyrics of Lowly Life (1896), is a
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). We Wear the Mask. WE wear the mask that
grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to ...
The Poem "We Wear the Mask" may reveal why he so often chose to write of the
black man as a happy-go-lucky creature of the plantation: Why should the world ...
We wear the mask that grins and lies,. It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,
—. This debt we pay to human guile;. With torn and bleeding hearts we smile,.
We Wear the Mask" is a lyric poem about oppressed black Americans forced to
hide their pain and frustration behind a façade of happiness and contentment.
“We Wear the Mask” is an often-anthologized poem that shows Dunbar at his
best in his standard English poems. In this fifteen-line poem, he points
The poem "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar is about the physical
and emotional oppression of African slaves in America. Dunbar, who was himself
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