Essay & Poem. Choose two (2) poems by different authors from the
Harlem Renaissance. Write an essay that:
1. Describes each author’s role and importance within the Harlem Renaissance.
2. Identify the elements in each of their poems in which you see evidence of the “double-
consciousness” being expressed by each author.
3. Fully describe at least two (2) primary themes you see in the poetry written during this time
period, referring to specific lines in each of the poems.
4. Write your own poem that expresses these identified themes of the Harlem Renaissance.