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    See through the Eyes of a Negro At certain points during his time‚ Langston Hughes was considered a "racial chauvinist" by many. During the Harlem Renaissance‚ Hughes ’ work was widely appreciated but also criticized by many. He was not afraid to speak about his political views through his works. He was a proud African American and lived by the theme "Black is Beautiful" (Langston). "The height of his fame‚ Langston Hughes (1902-67) was esteemed as ’Shakespeare in Harlem ’‚ a sobriquet he

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    Langston Hughes and The Harlem Renaissance The Harlem Renaissance was a huge cultural movement for the culture of African Americans. Embracing the various aspects of art‚ many sought to envision what linked black peoples’ relationship to their heritage and to each other. Langston Hughes was one of the many founders of such a cultural movement. Hughes was very unique when it came to his use of jazz rhythms and dialect in portraying the life of urban blacks through his poetry‚ stories‚ and plays

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    Langston Hughes: Life and Work Hughes‚ an African American‚ became a well known poet‚ novelist‚ journalist‚ and playwright. During the Harlem Renaissance‚ Langston Hughes gained fame and respect for his ability to express the Black American experiences in his works. Langston Hughes was one of the most original and versatile of the twentieth – century black writers. Influenced by Laurence Dunbar‚ Carl Dandburg‚ and his grandmother Carrie Mercer Langston HughesLangston Hughes began writing

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    During the Harlem Renaissance‚ Langston Hughes becomes a voice. In his writing and poetry he spoke with the word I. “I” representing the African American culture. During this time period the African Americans were experiencing extreme hardship. Life was difficult for them. Throughout his literature he writes about the concept of dreams‚ but he also digs deeper into the souls of the African Americans and spreads hope to all of his people‚ especially during that specific time period of the Harlem Renascence

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    Influenced by the need to share the society of black American life during the 1920s through 1960s‚ Langston Hughes was inspired by jazz music which was popular among black Americans during the time of his writing. He told the stories of his people in ways that mirrored their genuine culture‚ including both their agony and their love of music‚ laughter‚ and language itself. The poems written by Hughes‚ “Dream Boogie” and “The weary Blues” best exemplify his love for music in his work while also combining

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    However‚ this stiff structure juxtaposes the nostalgic‚ yet sorrowful‚ tone and simplistic diction of the poem. This mixture of forms and expression allow Hughes to effectively communicate his social commentary by conveying his modern ideas in a typical intellectual format. In her article “Langston Hughes’s Transnational Literary Journeys: History‚ Heritage and Identity in ‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’ and Negro‚’” Sharon Lynette Jones argues Hughes’s poetry connects African

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    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 I’m one of those people who believe in this. Most of the poems written by Hughes has that blues like feeling in it. There’s no wonder why his poems are always being compared to blues songs. The way he

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    Langston Hughes is one of the most well know names of the Harlem Renaissance. He was a writer‚ to write pieces ranged from novels‚ short stories‚ children’s books‚ translations‚ and anthologies his most well know pieces were his poems. Langston Hughes was born February 1‚ 1902‚ in Joplin. His parents divorced him when he was a small child‚ and his father moved to Mexico‚ he was raised with his Grandmother until he was thirteen. When he moved to Lincoln‚ and lives with his mother in Cleveland. He

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    Biography 12/10/12 Langston Hughes Langston Hughes is an African American poet who grew up in the early 20th century. He was most known for being one of the earliest innovators of jazz poetry. Hughes is best known for his work during the Harlem Renaissance. He famously wrote about the period that "the negro was in vogue". Hughes is one of history’s top poet because of his radical approach to civil rights. Hughes advocated violence often rather peace with whites. Hughes grew up in multiple

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    Langston Hughes Poetry Langston Hughes was an American poet and innovator of the art form of jazz poetry. I will analyze and give some insight into the meaning of his poets for the point known as the Harlem Renaissance. “The Nergo Speaks of the River” Speaking for the people of Africa. The "I" of this poem links people of African descent to an ancient and life-giving force‚ the rivers. By asserting that he has "known rivers ancient as the world‚" the writer states the people of African

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