The Less the More

“Cotton bales are the fleecy way

Weary sinner’s bare feet trod,

Softly, softly to the throne of God,

’We ain’t agwine t wait until th Judgement Day!’”

– Toomer’s Cane, “Cotton Song”

This shows an obvious poetic form, which is present through the whole piece but the composition really hammers this in, allowing description to become poetic in a way that isn’t too descriptive. While there’s less description, there are still word choices that characterize in a powerful way