- Words: 1625
- Length: 6 Pages
- Topic: Literature
- Paper #: 31516508
Imagery Helps Communicate Its General Theme
Imagery in Jean Toomer's "Reapers"
Jean Toomer's poem, "Reapers" (1923) contains many darkly powerful images, physically and metaphorically, based largely (although not entirely) on the poem's repeated use of the word "black," in reference to both men doing harvesting work in the fields, and the beasts of burden that help them. Within this poem, Jean Toomer effectively employs repetitions of key words, phrases, and ideas,