Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

Problems - Poem by Langston Hughes

2 and 2 are 4.
4 and 4 are 8.

But what would happen
If the last 4 was late?

And how would it be
If one 2 was me?

Or if the first 4 was you
Divided by 2?


Comments about Problems by Langston Hughes

  • (10/24/2018 2:25:00 PM)

    i like it but dont get i mean BigDupe is right he is not saying it so i we cant tell mood and the messages (Report)Reply

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  • (10/24/2018 2:23:00 PM)

    hey s oi mean it's pretty interesting, but i don't get what it is about.If he explained it like he was reading it i could tell his mood, and message.: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: D: (Report)Reply

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  • (2/28/2018 11:14:00 AM)

    2 plus 2 is 4 minus 1 is 3 quick maths (Report)Reply

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  • Brian Jani (4/28/2014 3:01:00 PM)

    I like this poem, its interesting (Report)Reply

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  • (12/10/2013 7:55:00 AM)

    He's saying that people are not merely numbers. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/27/2013 8:18:00 PM)

    It is showing that every one is equal and that more people is stronger then one. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/27/2013 5:15:00 PM)

    I think it means that you are stronger with more people but when you subtract someone you are not as strong. (Report)Reply

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  • (10/24/2013 3:42:00 PM)

    I think it is about relationships not only with #'s but with real people.

    Koen
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  • (1/7/2010 11:27:00 PM)

    Am i the only one that detects a bit on innuendo in this? I really do enjoy this poem. (Report)Reply

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  • (11/30/2009 12:39:00 PM)

    hi im kenisha what he means is that a person is late and that he is 2 for being late are you half of 4 for being late and being the same as hughes (Report)Reply

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  • (4/23/2008 9:52:00 AM)

    But I really like it. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/23/2008 9:51:00 AM)

    I guess he he means I have to solve the problems that he or she has. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/29/2008 7:09:00 AM)

    riddle or what............? I love it. (Report)Reply

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  • (1/10/2007 6:55:00 PM)

    Crazy........... I love it (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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