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The Resource Origins of the dream : Hughes's poetry and King's rhetoric, W. Jason Miller

Origins of the dream : Hughes's poetry and King's rhetoric, W. Jason Miller

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Origins of the dream : Hughes's poetry and King's rhetoric
Title
Origins of the dream
Title remainder
Hughes's poetry and King's rhetoric
Statement of responsibility
W. Jason Miller
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For years, some scholars have privately suspected Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech was connected to Langston Hughes's poetry, and the link between the two was purposefully veiled through careful allusions in King's orations. In Origins of the Dream, W. Jason Miller lifts that veil to demonstrate how Hughes's revolutionary poetry became a measurable inflection in King's voice, and that the influence can be found in more than just the one famous speech. Miller contends that by employing Hughes's metaphors in his speeches, King negotiated a political climate that sought to silence the poet's subversive voice. He argues that by using allusion rather than quotation, King avoided intensifying the threats and accusations against him, while allowing the nation to unconsciously embrace the incendiary ideas behind Hughes's poetry."--Back cover
Cataloging source
FUG/DLC
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Miller, W. Jason
Dewey number
818/.5209
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3515.U274
LC item number
Z6844 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hughes, Langston
  • King, Martin Luther
  • American poetry
  • African Americans
  • Civil rights movements
  • African American poets
Label
Origins of the dream : Hughes's poetry and King's rhetoric, W. Jason Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: giving new validity to old forms -- "Mother to son": the rise, removal, and return of Hughes -- Black and red: accusations of subversiveness -- King and poetry: quotations, revisions, and unsolicited poems -- "Dream deferred": King's use of Hughes's most popular poem -- "Poem for a man": King's unusual request -- "Youth": Hughes's poem and King's chiasmus -- "I dream a world": rewriting Hughes's signature poem -- "I have a dream": King speaks in Rocky Mount -- "The Psalm of brotherhood": King at Detroit's march for jobs -- The march on Washington: veiling Hughes's poetry -- Conclusion: extending the dream
Control code
ocn876882967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 249 pages
Isbn
9780813060446
Lccn
2014031882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024436333
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701703
  • (OCoLC)876882967
Label
Origins of the dream : Hughes's poetry and King's rhetoric, W. Jason Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: giving new validity to old forms -- "Mother to son": the rise, removal, and return of Hughes -- Black and red: accusations of subversiveness -- King and poetry: quotations, revisions, and unsolicited poems -- "Dream deferred": King's use of Hughes's most popular poem -- "Poem for a man": King's unusual request -- "Youth": Hughes's poem and King's chiasmus -- "I dream a world": rewriting Hughes's signature poem -- "I have a dream": King speaks in Rocky Mount -- "The Psalm of brotherhood": King at Detroit's march for jobs -- The march on Washington: veiling Hughes's poetry -- Conclusion: extending the dream
Control code
ocn876882967
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 249 pages
Isbn
9780813060446
Lccn
2014031882
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024436333
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1701703
  • (OCoLC)876882967

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