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Figurative Language Poem 4: The Dawn's Awakening! by Otto Leland Bohanan

This poem was written by African American poet Otto Leland Bohanan around the time of the Harlem Renaissance. It 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.


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