We Wear the Mask The famous poem We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar

  • Title: We Wear the Mask
  • Author: Paul Laurence Dunbar
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  • Page: 103
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  • The famous poem We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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    1. 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 human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries To thee from tortured souls arise. We sing, but oh the clay is vile Beneath our feet, and long the mile; But let the world dream o [...]

    2. Paul Laurence Dunbar's parents had escaped slavery, but he was all too aware that he was still not really free. Dunbar did not have the money to go to college, and racial prejudice kept him from being able to get a good job. In We Wear the Mask, Dunbar intends to challenges the stereotyping and hidden pain surrounding African Americans at that time, but the poem's text really applies to any group of minority groups: women, the LGBT community, etc.Just the first two lines of the poem are so power [...]

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