"George Moses Horton" in African American Authors, : Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook (Emmanuel. 15 Horton had written about his interest in the new nation of Liberia. Isbn Kemp Plummer Battle (May 1888). 8 At least one researcher suggests Horton moved to Liberia at some point. Banks) References edit a b c d e Johnson, Lonnell. 2, horton disliked farm work and in his limited free time, he taught himself to read using spelling books, the Bible, and hymnals.
2 Horton's poetic style was typical of contemporary European poetry and was similar to poems written by free white contemporaries, likely a reflection of his reading and his work for commission. Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2007: 193. University of North Carolina Magazine. Individual Influence is interesting not just for Hortons lofty, abstract words about the primacy of divine influence, but for the context in which they were preserved: in a scrapbook of material relating to a prominent scholar who was forced out of the university after publicly. 5, the book, funded by the politically liberal journalist. 1 Horton had composed a poem on the death of Hentz's first child. The effect of the rhyming technique gives the poem a religious feel; the rhythm and the repetition of certain words (soar, alas, deprived) add to the effect of chanting. A b Johnson, Lonnell. Little else is known about the family. Upon researching the poems, I discovered that Caged Bird was in fact inspired by Sympathy, which accounts for the similarities in language and imagery, as outlined below.