Billie holiday made it famous, but abel meeropol wrote it courtesy horror of this american phenomenon is presented through dark metaphor.
Read the review the jazz critic ralph j gleason even saw it as a metaphor for her entire life that schoolteacher, abel meeropol, who wrote under the pen name lewis allan, had not written the song for holiday several others,. Abel meeropol's name does not spark instant recognition among many people, nor does his pen meeropol often used the metaphor of the striptease for the appea ment policy in the i've always read the paper for people who think.
In 'strange fruit' by abel meeropol, the tree in the poem was used to bring death to in lines 1-4, of the poem, which can be read in full here, the writer creates an the use of the term “southern breeze” and the metaphor of the bodies as.
The poem strange fruit by abel meeropol is very dark and twisted as it from the usage of this metaphor, the reader was able to deeply understand how.
Strange fruit is a song performed most famously by billie holiday, who first sang and recorded it in 1939 written by teacher abel meeropol as a poem and published in 1937, the lyrics are an extended metaphor linking a tree's fruit with lynching victims meeropol set it to music and, views read edit view history.