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Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Daybreak in Alabama


When I get to be a composer
I'm gonna write me some music about
Daybreak in Alabama
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  • Enoch John (6/18/2008 3:31:00 PM)

    This daybreak poem speaks to Hughes' simplicity, which actually was his genius. (Report) Reply

  • Nordia Smith (4/7/2006 6:07:00 PM)

    i think this poem is just bsolutely beautiful, it has both innocence and depth hughes speaks about the hopes he has for a better time after the oppression when he will be free, i love the language, the figures of speech he uses (Report) Reply

  • Chere Berman (4/1/2005 7:12:00 PM)

    All of Langston Hughes' poetry is a cry from the Harlem Renaissance, but this one in particular is hauntingly beautiful. I love to perform this for my high school class, and they can even be seen moved to tears sometimes...and it always sparks a great discussion. (Report) Reply

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