Lyrics of Love and Sorrow
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
This poem is by African American author Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar's work frequently features a conversational tone, innovative rhetorical structure, and a colorful use of both dialect and mainstream English. Dunbar was among the first nationally successful African American writers.
Source: Dunbar, P.L. (1913). The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar. New York: Dodd, Mead, and Company.
- Lyrics of Love and Sorrow
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Dunbar, P. (1913). Lyrics of Love and Sorrow. (Lit2Go ed.). Retrieved March 25, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/191/lyrics-of-love-and-sorrow/
Dunbar, Paul Laurence. Lyrics of Love and Sorrow. Lit2Go Edition. 1913. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/191/lyrics-of-love-and-sorrow/>. March 25, 2023.
Paul Laurence Dunbar, Lyrics of Love and Sorrow, Li2Go edition, (1913), accessed March 25, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/191/lyrics-of-love-and-sorrow/.