Incident by Countee Cullen. Incident Learning Guide by PhD students from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley. Incident. by Countee Cullen (). Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart- filled, head-filled with glee, I saw a Baltimorean Keep looking straight at me. Countée Cullen’s “Incident” dramatizes an event in the life of a young boy that ruined his memory of his visit to the city of Baltimore.

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Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart-filled, head-filled with glee; I saw a Baltimorean Keep looking straight at me. Now I was eight and very small, And he was no whit bigger, And so I smiled, but he poked out His tongue, and called me, “Nigger.

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Incident Once riding in old Baltimore, Heart-filled, head-filled with glee; I saw a Baltimorean Keep looking straight at me. Heartfillia – This was very enjoyable on Dec 27 It is mazing how unpleasant experiences stick to memory.

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A nicely written poem. Young poet38 – Thanks my bro inciddent from bmore over west fr i enjoyed that one my g thanks alot on Nov 24 BrenoP – Cool on Oct 28 Tim McCollum – I feel so empty after reading this.

I’ll never know that pain, but I wish this kid didn’t have to go through it on Oct 15 Wayward Soul – A very good poem and a very emotive subject there is no place today nor has there ever been a place for racial discrimination well written and a very strong message within Nicely written.

I-Like-Rhymes – Children learn from their parents. Bad behaviour as well as good. For Cullen to write this beautiful little poem in the way he did shows great restraint on his part.

Summary of “Incident” by Countee Cullen

Fsml – What a sad memory. Why are people so mean?

KirstenEllen – This has a classic feel. It is the more powerful for that.

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Countée Cullen’s “Incident”

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