Synthesis Paper for Langston Hughes

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Synthesis Paper for Langston Hughes

Introduction: Love is often regarded as an emotion that invokes extreme joy, hope and excitement. For example, Romeo and Juliet were a young couple who were so excited and hopeful about their love that they were willing to do anything to be together. However, there is another side to the feeling we call love that isn't so joyous. The other, darker side of love is expressed by three Langston Hughes poem which show us the heart-break, the abandonment and the desperation associated with falling in love. 

Body 1: The heart-break displayed in the poem "Cora" is expressed by the woman's difficulty in finding someone that truly loves her. For example, in the poem it says "The ones I love. They always treat me mean." (Hughes 146) This may be an indication that our character is not making wise choices when she meets and eventually falls in love with someone. Unfortunately, heart-break is what many people have to go through at some point in their life. However, if we think before we act, we may be able to save ourselves a bit of heartache. Just like with Romeo and Juliet, they chose to engage in a forbidden relationship although they knew that their families did not approve. In society, many people deal with dating, love, and heartbreak. On the other hand, there are a few people who find that one person that makes them feel complete and do not have to worry about having their heart broken. Either way, heart-break is not easy to deal with.

Body 2: The abandonment shown in the poem "Midwinter Blues" reveals to us that when someone we loved and trusted leaves us, we are left with a downcast disposition. For example, in the poem it states "Don't know's I'd mind his goin' But he left me when the coal was low." (Hughes 223) This tells us that our character was probably left either late at night or early in the morning when the fireplace had been going for a while. Therefore, not only was she left alone, but she was left when it was...
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