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bard
used in The Souls of Black Folk

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1  —1 use as in:
written by the bard
Definition
someone who composes and recites or sings poems about important events and people; or (as a proper noun) Shakespeare
  • Thus, as bard, physician, judge, and priest, within the narrow limits allowed by the slave system, rose the Negro preacher, and under him the first church was not at first by any means Christian nor definitely organized; rather it was an adaptation and mingling of heathen rites among the members of each plantation, and roughly designated as Voodooism.
    Chapter 10 (40% in)

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  • His preacher repeated the prophecy, and his bards sang,— "Children, we all shall be free When the Lord shall appear!"
    Chapter 10 (59% in)
  • The black bards caught new notes, and sometimes even dared to sing,— "O Freedom, O Freedom, O Freedom over me!
    Chapter 10 (66% in)

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