Langston Hughes

(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

The Ballad Of The Landlord - Poem by Langston Hughes

Landlord, landlord,
My roof has sprung a leak.
Don't you 'member I told you about it
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Form: Ballad

Comments about The Ballad Of The Landlord by Langston Hughes

  • Sylvaonyema Uba (5/23/2018 5:33:00 AM)

    Landlord Landlord

    Good use of repetition for the purpose of emphasis.


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  • (4/12/2018 4:10:00 PM)

    i was not interrested in that poem (Report)Reply

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  • (2/8/2018 1:37:00 PM)

    If only he was alive. Great poem (Report)Reply

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  • Abhimanyu Kumar.s (11/24/2017 8:32:00 PM)

    One of the finest poems in literature. Wonderful (Report)Reply

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  • Ahmed Gumaa Siddiek (7/23/2016 7:34:00 AM)

    A sad story. How justice is applied. This is law.

    Nice poem well written.

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  • Margaret O Driscoll (2/9/2016 5:19:00 PM)

    A portrayal of injustice, superb piece (Report)Reply

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  • (8/15/2013 7:29:00 PM)

    This is the poem that contributed to the dismissal of a white,4th grade school teacher, Jonathan Kozol, from the Christopher Gibson School in Dorchester, Mass. Mr. Kozol distributed the poem to his 4th grade students to recite at home. One of the students memorizing the poem recited it to his father who happened to be a Copper (Report)Reply

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  • (1/6/2011 7:38:00 PM)

    I really can relate to this poem, you had landlord that didn't want to do anything but collect the rent, (Report)Reply

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