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    Homework 1. What is the speaker’s mood in this poem? (Is he happy, sad, confused, lost?) Answer – I believe Langston Hughes mood in the poem “Dream Variation” is happy. I believe his happy because in stanza 1, line 3 and 4, he says “to whirl and dance, Till...
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  • Journal Entry
    Write a compare/contrast essay of the two poems you have read from Whitman and Hughes Josh Stone The poems “I Hear America Singing” by Walt Whitman, And the poem “Let America Be America” by Langston Hughes are both similar because the two poems talk about America. The poems are also similar...
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  • Langston Hughes
    Compare and contrast blues and jazz poems of Langston Hughes When you’re reading a poem written by Langston Hughes, you can feel his energy. The way he uses his words to describe what he’s writing about is amazing. Many people feel like Langston Hughes is one of the greatest poets of all-time, and...
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  • Langston Hughes Compare and Contrast
    Compare and Contrast Essay Langston Hughes What happens when you don’t hold on to a dream? Langston Hughes’ “Dreams” and “Dreams Deferred” discuss this issue. They are written with similar themes, but differ in writing styles. In the poem “Dreams” a direct approach is used. Hughes...
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  • Comparing and Contrasting Langston Hughes “the Weary Blue”
    differences. The poems “Piano” and “The Weary Blue” both use music as a theme, but the poets tone is what makes the poems different. The purpose of this essay is to compare and contrast Langston Hughes “The Weary Blue” and D.H. Lawrence “Piano” using the theme of music. Although the aforementioned...
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  • Process Speech
    Shayla Counts English 102-14 February 19, 2012 Compare and Contrast: Langston Hughes “Theme for English B and Robert Frost “Mending Wall I like both Langston Hughes and Robert Frost, that’s why I decided to compare and contrast one of their poems with one another. But I would have to say...
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  • Ela Prompt Essay
    Compare and Contrast Essay In Theme for English B, Langston Hughes shows that even though the student is black and his instructor is white, they are both similar. For example, Hughes wrote, "you are white.-yet a part of me, as i am a part of you." (Mc Dougal Littell 468) Hughes is stressing...
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  • Langston Hudges
    to write about, Langston Hughes at the time was neither 22 years old nor living in Harlem, but instead a much older person reflecting about the assignment given by this white teacher. I believe this poem compares and contrast the diversity among people in America. In this particular poem, it’s not...
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  • Mother to Son
    McClendon, Jeremy Eng 104 Professor miller October 16, 2012 The poem “Mother to Son”, by Langston Hughes, is an inspiring poem. It is the epitome of what every parent should instill within their child and that is the success of our children. Langston Hughes was born in 1902 and was a well...
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  • Harlem Rennasaince
    Renaissance (11). He also uses apostrophe to “Ah, Douglass” to make it seem that he is addressing Fredric Douglas about his concerns of racism in America (1). By contrast, Langston Hughes Free Verse poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” personifies great rivers from history of African American experience in...
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  • Langston Hughes Poetry Analysis
    the African American community was experiencing. Through his literature art form of poetry, Hughes was able to convey the common assertions of spiritual faith and how society viewed the dichotomy of the American Dream culture in the United States. Langston Hughes' poem Life is Fine is a perfect...
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  • Compare/Contrast Poems
    Compare/contrast In Dudley Randall’s poem “Ballad of Birmingham” and Langston Hughes’s poem “Mother to son” are two poems of two different mothers wanting the best for their child. In the poem “Ballad of Birmingham,” Dudley Randall illustrates a conflict between a child who wishes to march for...
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  • Struggle for Justice in Langston Hughes’s Poetry
    being able to contrast and compare the lives of different societal strata; as a child the author was able to adopt his mother’s love of art and music; his beloved grandmother conveyed to him an insight to African-American life during the times of resistance and protest; during his adulthood Hughes...
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  • compare & Contrast
    , “Hold Fast to Dreams” is a poem motivating a person not to give up on their goals and dreams. Without your commitment to your dreams life is pointless. Langston Hughes admonishes you to stay focused and committed. He compares giving up on your dreams to flightless bird and to a “barren field”. He...
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  • Mother to Son
    Mother to Son Analysis Langston Hughes' moving poem "Mother to Son" empowers not only the son, but also the reader with precious words of wisdom. Through the skillful use of literary devices such as informal language, symbolism, metaphors, repetition, as well as clever use of format, Hughes...
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  • Poetry: a Comparative Analysis
    Poetry: A Comparative Analysis As is true with most comparative analysis essays, we must write a paper in which we compare and contrast different things; in this case, compare the relationship between the language and content of three poems. I am faced with creating a list of seemingly unrelated...
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  • Harlem
    first, I thought it was about the American dream. However, if you take a good look at the poem, it is so much more. The overall theme was racial equality. Langston Hughes uses similes to convey his overall message of racial equality through the use of dreams. Langston Hughes wrote the poem "Harlem...
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  • What becomes of dreams deferred "Harlem"
    What becomes of deferred dreams: “Harlem” In “Harlem,” by Langston Hughes, the speaker wants the reader to consider the dangers of postponing their dreams. Through similes of imagery, he emphasizes the importance to consider dreams to be as real as flesh and vital as food. “Harlem” is a free...
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  • Langston Hughes Research Paper
    black Americans who continued to submit to segregation and live in poverty. Langston Hughes, 1933 (Library of Congress) Langston was not ashamed of being a black American. He had already written poems celebrating his heritage. He felt connected to the oppressed "brown" people of the world and...
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  • Analysis of Theme for English B
    The poem “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes depicts a black young adult who is attempting to figure out what is true in his life via an English assignment. As the only black male in his college English class, the speaker is not sure whether to take on the persona of a typical English student...
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