Man and Nature
An important area of Senghor's verse, which has not received any serious critical consideration among critics, centers on Man and Nature. The reason for this critical neglect is hard to fathom, especially, considering the fact that everything we have discussed about Senghor's poetics -- including Negritude, womanhood, the dead ancestors, the African topographical landscape, etc -- revolves around man and nature. By Man, I mean human beings; by Nature, I mean every other thing created by God. Senghor's poetic art benefits from each of these sources which we shall discuss here below.