What Does Tableau Mean

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The poem “Tableau” talks about a black and white boy and how they are a symbol for equality and unity. A tableau is basically a portrait and a representation of something. I believe Cullen chose this as the title because this poem is a representation of how blacks and whites both fought for equality and to be united. Cullen starts the story off by talking about how people are staring at these two boys one being black and one being white. Not only are they just staring but it says they are indignant and how dare they walk together. So this is obviously in a time period where racial interaction was not common or excepted, yet they continued to hold arms. The last part of the poem talks about how they do go together despite the people who stare
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