Written by an African American poet around the time of the Harlem Renaissance, this piece expresses the power and beauty of a sunrise as it clears away darkness. This poems uses personification, metaphor, hyperbole, and some great imagery. There are also an interesting moment in the poem where the tone shifts and suggests something more. Suggested reading level for this text: Grade 5-9. Find this figurative language poem along with many others on this page of figurative language poems.