By jean toomer about this poet an important figure in african-american literature, jean toomer (1894—1967) was born in washington, dc, the grandson of the first governor of african-american descent in the united states.
In jean toomers poem, harvest song, toomer is writing about african american slaves and the conditions they faced when harvesting toomer echoes the man’s thoughts over and over again he speaks of being hungry in the first, second, fourth, sixth, and tenth stanzas.
New historicism and i stand here ironingtillie olsens short story i stand here ironing, appears to be a byproduct of an oppressed, single, working-class mother with many elements also containing feminist influences, it would make sense to take a feminist or post-feminist approach to critically analyzing our story.
Analysis and comments on harvest song provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem harvest song here. Harvest song is told in the first person the narrator is a reaper in the field, who is hungry and tired at the day's end his throat is dry and his face covered with dust.