Black Vernacular


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Synonyms for Black Vernacular

a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States

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Sanders's plotting of Southern Road's many directions makes it incredible to view the odysseys of Big Boy, Sister Lou, and Ma Rainey's parishioners as static, stand-alone examples of folk portraiture, or to equate Brown's devotion to the black vernacular with an anti-modernist horror of "traversing boundaries" and "manifesting complexity.
Her 1997 Narada album, ``Sol Negro,'' featured musical direction by one of the giants of Brazilian music, fellow Bahian Caetano Veloso, and a string of influences that range from Catholicism and condomble to black vernacular music.
As the authors chronicle the absorption by the white theater of black vernacular steps, they describe the work and the personalities of the comics, the eccentrics, the tappers, and the class acts.
Rudine Sims (1982) discusses the value of books which reflect a black cultural perspective, books, for instance, which make use of black vernacular.
In the construction of a literary genealogy, the writers included in the study draw on the imaginative resources of black vernacular culture, "pay their respect to the line of African American literary tradition while worrying that line in order to recollect stories that were never written but were passed down orally from generation to generation" (15).
The black vernacular stylistics that distinguish Madhubuti's poetic career figure prominently.
Yet, in doing so, the book included a racial insult against non-nappy hair and was written in black vernacular ("hisself" instead of "himself," "outta" for "out of").
Maxwell clearly wants "to dispute the negative ideology of Wright" (156) that has cast him as the enforcer of the Left whose denial of Hurston's black vernacular art contributed greatly to her twenty year disappearance from the black canon.
As a child dabbling in poetry, it never occurred to me to write poems in black vernacular, despite the prevalence of Dunbar's dialect poetry.
The way of the black vernacular whose forms, manners, functions, rhythms, and intonations Brown brilliantly mastered is, perhaps most cogently, the way of memory.
Haki Madhubti celebrates the musicality of the black vernacular tradition in "The B Network"; his discussion focuses heavily on the usefulness of rap as the vehicle for the next generation of black poets.
She argues that Odum's way of writing dialect does closely reproduce the phonology of Black Vernacular English (Sanders's term) and names specific rhetorical devices of speakers of BVE, such as signifying (which Gordon called "joreein'"), boasting, and rhyme, which are abundant in Odum's texts.
As in the Black church version of A Sunday Morning in the South, she incorporates hymns and spirituals of Black vernacular (church) music but in these later plays, she places the singing congregation on stage, making visible what was invisible in the earlier play.
While these essentialist narratives emerged from the laudable goal of drawing serious critical attention to black vernacular music, they also placed Afro-centric music outside of the cultural mainstream and even beyond American history and culture.
Leigh--Monk's and Everett's puns on the pathological model that is too often used to interpret African American culture and character and on the name of the popular black vernacular character Stagger Lee--is only 68 of the 265 pages of the novel.