Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Let America Be America Again - Poem by Langston Hughes

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
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Comments about Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes

  • (4/9/2018 4:48:00 AM)


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  • (2/27/2018 6:17:00 AM)


    Um I m looking for America for legacy traditional school (Report) Reply

  • (2/22/2018 7:39:00 AM)


    It is amazing how nothing ever changes in this country. Even then....this is how Blacks felt. And today even more. Only people of color and those who are not(but willing) will make the difference in this country. (Report) Reply

  • (2/14/2018 5:37:00 PM)


    FIDSADFUCKUFESDAFDSFSADFSSSSS (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2018 7:58:00 AM)


    We need to send this to your government. (Report) Reply

  • (2/1/2018 8:25:00 AM)


    This poem counters today's political slogan, Make America Great Again and raises the consciousness of how far we have swayed from the reality of the American Dream. This poem needs to be the theme of the next election campaign. (Report) Reply

  • (1/31/2018 11:28:00 AM)


    this was a long poem. make america great again (Report) Reply

  • (1/17/2018 1:16:00 PM)


    too long to read i want simple (Report) Reply

    (4/17/2018 3:56:00 PM)

    this poem being too long is actually a good thing.

    (1/24/2018 11:53:00 AM)

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  • (1/16/2018 1:23:00 PM)


    Send to Trump and Congress (Report) Reply

  • (1/15/2018 10:33:00 AM)


    Speaks just as strongly to the America of 2018 as it did to the America of 1935 when the poem was written. A timeless truth unfortunately, but a truth that still carries a great promise rooted in hope. (Report) Reply

  • Annabelle Fifield (1/4/2018 10:58:00 AM)


    Some of this I do not agree with, but overall it is a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • (1/4/2018 12:12:00 AM)


    First time I ever read this wonderful poem so relevant for today Let's make America great in the right way as our poet understood the term'great' (Report) Reply

  • (1/3/2018 10:03:00 PM)


    The way this poem applies to 2017 is incredible seeing how it was written so many years ago. Just powerfully relevant (Report) Reply

  • (12/21/2017 1:05:00 PM)


    How can i listen to the mp3 file of hughes' poems (Report) Reply

  • (12/14/2017 11:04:00 AM)


    It amazes me that a man would be able to write such a powerful piece of work and let it still be applicable 80+ years later. (Report) Reply

  • (12/4/2017 9:44:00 AM)


    has anyone S.I.F.I.T this poem yet? i need it fast bro i need an A bro help (Report) Reply

  • (12/4/2017 9:42:00 AM)


    has anyone S.I.F.I.T this poem yet? (Report) Reply

  • Amy Johnson (7/6/2017 2:24:00 PM)


    One of my favorites. Perfect for today's political climate! (Report) Reply

  • Loppo Louie (6/10/2017 9:54:00 AM)


    Another Hughes classic. (Report) Reply

  • Hebert Logerie Sr. (3/14/2017 10:48:00 PM)


    Langston Hughes was a great poet. This poem was written before Donald Trump's name was known. I think Donald may read this poem Let America Be America Again. Some acknowledgment ought to be given to this great poet. (Report) Reply

    (12/25/2017 9:01:00 PM)

    Donald Trump is incapable of understanding this poem. He would see only a superficial similarity to his slogan, and he would make much of that, while completely missing what the poem is actually about.

    (4/3/2017 7:50:00 AM)

    What do you think he will think of this poem?



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