Who is Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been enslaved in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar began to write stories and verse when still a child; he was president of his high school's literary society. He published his first poems at the age of 16 in a Dayton newspaper.

Much of Dunbar's more popular work in his lifetime was written in the "Negro dialect" associated with the antebellum South, though he also used the Midwestern regional dialect of James Whitcomb Riley. Dunbar's work was praised by William Dean Howells, a leading editor associated with the Harper's Weekly, and Dunbar was one of the first African-Ame...
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Paul Laurence Dunbar Poems

  • Die Schuld
    Das ist die Schuld, die ich bezahle
    Nur für einen aufrührerischen Tag,
    Jahre des Bedauerns und der Trauer,
    Trauer ohne Erleichterung. ...
  • La Deuda
    Esta es la deuda que pago
    Solo por un día desenfrenado,
    Años de arrepentimiento y pena
    Dolor sin alivio. ...
  • La Dette
    C'est la dette que je paie
    Juste pour une journée mouvementée,
    Des années de regret et de chagrin,
    Chagrin sans soulagement. ...
  • La Danse
    Talon et orteil, talon et orteil,
    C'est la chanson que nous chantons;
    Tournez-vous vers votre partenaire et faites une révérence basse,
    Équilibre et avant et swing. ...
  • Der Tanz
    Ferse und Zehen, Ferse und Zehen,
    Das ist das Lied, das wir singen;
    Wenden Sie sich an Ihren Partner und knicken Sie leise,
    Balance und vorwärts und schwingen. ...
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I Love You 171 Love 171 Night 153 Heart 136 Life 136 Song 127 Time 121 Sweet 121 Long 117 Soul 115


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House
 by Carl Sandburg

TWO Swede families live downstairs and an Irish policeman upstairs, and an old soldier, Uncle Joe.
Two Swede boys go upstairs and see Joe. His wife is dead, his only son is dead, and his two daughters in Missouri and Texas don't want him around.
The boys and Uncle Joe crack walnuts with a hammer on the bottom of a flatiron while the January wind howls and the zero air weaves laces on the window glass.
Joe tells the Swede boys all about Chickamauga and Chattanooga, how the Union soldiers crept in rain somewhere a dark night and ran forward and killed many Rebels, took flags, held a hill, and won a victory told about in the histories in school.
Joe takes a piece of carpenter's chalk, draws lines on the floor and piles stove wood to show where six regiments were slaughtered climbing a slope.
'Here they went' and 'Here they went,' says Joe, and the January wind howls and the zero air weaves laces on the window glass.
The two Swede boys go downstairs with a big blur of guns, men, and hills in their heads. They eat herring and potatoes and tell the family war is a wonder and soldiers are a wonder.
One breaks out with a cry at supper: I wish we had a war now and I could be a soldier.
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