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Storm Ending

Jean Toomer (1894-1967) was an African American poet and novelist, as well as an important figure in the Harlem Renaissance and modernism. Toomer’s novel Cane is about the experiences of African Americans in the United States and includes his poem “Storm Ending.” In the poem, a speaker describes a storm above them. This poem is for grade 9 students, as you read, take notes on the comparisons the poet makes. This poem is available in the public domain.

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