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Dawn by Paul Laurence Dunbar


"Dawn" is a short poem written by Paul Laurence Dunbar. In this poem, Dunbar states why the dawn is as beautiful as it is. He says that it was created by an angel kissing Night (Night is personified). And humans saw the sky blush, so they called it Dawn (also personified).

"Dawn" is written as one stanza with four lines. It is rhymed as AABB.



An angel, robed in spotless white,
Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night.
Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone.
Men saw the blush and called it Dawn

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