In: English and Literature. Amongst the many African American poets, Claude McKay granted many other poets hope on enlightening their thoughts and feelings through the art of his writing. McKay inspired others with writings that elaborated on racism and his view on romance. He spoke out about the lifestyle and obstacles that Africans challenged during a time of racism and poverty. After being pushed into writing dialects by mentors of his own, McKay decided to write poems that influenced other African American poets to step up to the plate and speak out about the unethical issues faced by Blacks during this time. McKay gave others hope through his writings by encouraging them to stand up for themselves.
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These eight poets contributed to modern day poetry in three ways. One: they all wrote marvelous poems that inspired our poets of modern times. Two: they contributed to literature to let us know what went on in there times, and how much we now have changed. And last but not least they all have written poems that people. Claude McKay is one of the important writers that were brought into the spotlight as a result of the Harlem Renaissance. Claude McKay was often regarded as an outcast for his strong opinions against what he thought were political and social injustices.
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Please join StudyMode to read the full document. He was the youngest of eleven children. At the age of ten, he wrote a rhyme of acrostic for an elementary-school gala.
The New York Public Library is now offering grab-and-go service at 50 locations as part of our gradual reopening. Find a location near you, and learn about our remote resources. Author, poet. Born in Jamaica. At age six he moved into the home of his older brother, Uriah Theophilus, an elementary school teacher, and under his instruction, McKay received his early education and exposure to the philosophy of European free thinkers and socialists.