Monday, January 20, 2003

We Wear The Mask Comments

Rating: 4.4
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,


Paul Laurence Dunbar
Germina Melius 06 February 2021
Beautifully crafted, I love it.
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MAHTAB BANGALEE 25 January 2021
the mask helps to hid the true self; the mask assists to present quality, the mask accomplices to kill the inside innocense!
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Ask SUN 25 January 2021
we all wear a mask, dont you?
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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 January 2021
I have enjoyed your marvelous poem, dear great Poet! 5 Stars! To my Favourites
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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 January 2021
2) they must sleep, eat and do everything in the same place, if one has not become thin, they must wait first till they can go through an open 'door' which will lead them to the ships that are awaiting. If one cannot go through this open 'door', then she/he is still too fat.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 25 January 2021
profoundly worded and so true. I have been to the place from where the slaves were shipped, such inhuman spot, we do not hope this darkest age would return, if you had not been here, you can not imagine how the slaves were deported to be sold in the USA
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Rajnish Manga 25 January 2021
With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties.... //.... On the face of it the poem may not be that appealing but the philosophical meaning is far more deep and inspiring. Thanks a lot.
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Dr Antony Theodore 05 February 2020
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; very fine poem with deep insights and.... tony
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June Powers 30 August 2019
This poem shows great wisdom and insight on many levels especially given the time period that it was written. I believe Mr Dunbar's parents were former slaves so it was vital to put on a happy face to survive. Fast forward to now, the words become even more relevant - we all have a mask of one kind or another. It's an amazing poem.
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Moira 21 February 2020
Did you see maya Angelou on YouTube do the mask? She says what you said ??
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Moira 21 February 2020
Did you see maya Angelou on YouTube do the mask? She says what you said ??
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joe rando 18 March 2019
this poems may be one of the worst pieces of writing I have ever read
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yeet skeet 11 April 2019
then you dont know the true meaning of it because it is a very well written poem
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Arun Maji 10 December 2018
beautiful poem- deep and succinct. philosophical
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Daddy Sal 20 September 2018
This weak as
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osabiya ayomide 18 September 2018
this is a real poem telling the true self
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Sunita Chandla 31 July 2018
It is so true n you have put it so beautifully
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Susan Williams 21 June 2018
A great poem on many levels- the rhyme, the rhythm, the words used, the mounting tension, the emotion, the mask and how steeped with history it is- human beings have worn it since Adam and Eve all the way to our age and we wear it for much the same reason. This poem is so worth pondering on a midnight dreary
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Britte Ninad 03 June 2018
withing mask we show our good deeds but the devilish sign long live as like slough even after death which suffers the next generations! !
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Michael 29 May 2018
The poem is about the manner in which African Americans have been forced to endure and escape the treatment dealt to them by whites every day for centuries. The written words are sublime: the reading, not so much.
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Brock Simon 08 May 2018
I hate Marrisa a lot she has no friends
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Jaedyn 29 April 2018
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