Our poems seem to be very similar. The poem that I read also came from the Harlem Renaissance period, and it also discussed the sense of belonging that African Americans felt with their deep cultural ties. I found it interesting that your poem, however, focused more on the concept of the character being separated because of his lack of belonging. Short, Sweet and To the Point. That's how all the videos should be.
Nice video! The similarity that I see between "The Tropics in New York" and "The Life You Save Might Be Your Own" was the alienation that the characters experience within each story. What really stood out to me is that people always say to look ahead, look towards the future, but the characters in this story were looking back on where they came from because it is better than there current place.
This is different from the poem that I read which was retelling a story that came from an older work which is what many modernism writers did but also my poem was more focused on the conditions and the time of the events and not so much on racial discrimination and the ties to culture as to religion which was the major focus of the Journey of the Magi.
My poem did not keep a traditional rhyme scheme, but it did come out of the Harlem Renaissance. Your point about the authors describing how they needed to find their place relates to my poem and how African Americans had to overcome racial segregation. I liked your point about the "displaced" authors and how they did not fit in with the traditional writing style.
Your poem has a rhyme scheme, which I think is a little unusual in the poems I have read so far. My poem did not have a rhyme scheme. Your poem had a lot of Modernist style in that it kind of deals with despair. My poem also deals with the past. Charles Sandburg wrote about how Chicago is a city that has been holding up the country for years. Our poems are very different in themes, but they have similar Modernism characteristics.
I like how you connected the poetic devices used to modernism.