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Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Theme for English B


The instructor said,

Go home and write
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  • Rookie Richard Stevens (9/24/2012 4:41:00 PM)

    Try to recite it as if you actually were the little boy. It'll make it sound so much nicer. I also love the way the young man tries to see the comical aspect of the situation, for instance in the last lines, even though it is a serious subject. Moreover, I find Hughes manages to illustrate and depict the student's mind beautifully by mentioning the things he love: Well, I like to eat, sleep and be in love. I like to drink, eat and understand life I'm in love with that phrase: simple, yet so wonderfully put (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Pluto binisha PLuto (4/6/2009 6:28:00 AM)

    for me this poem is a total mistry as
    i cant understand any thing except
    he is coloured and has to rite a piece of writing
    but i m sorry as i m only in 7th grade (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrea Gutierrez (10/8/2005 12:40:00 PM)

    I know how it is to live a different culture and interact with others and have noticed that in my writing it will be a part of me. Me as a writer, as a young educated woman, I find this poem true. Langston Hughes just knew how to put it in words and that is why this is one of my favorite poems. (Report) Reply

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