Warning Poem by Langston Hughes

Warning

Rating: 4.4


Negroes,
Sweet and docile,
Meek, humble and kind:
Beware the day
They change their mind!
Wind
In the cotton fields,
Gentle Breeze:
Beware the hour
It uproots trees!

Monday, May 11, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: warning
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tom Allport 11 February 2017

a poetic caution to everyone to beware the wind of change.

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Dr Antony Theodore 21 September 2020

They change their mind! Wind In the cotton fields, Gentle Breeze: Beware the hour It uproots trees! this warning is real.. tony

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Tazzy 02 April 2018

This one always makes me feel sad. At times, because of mental health issues, I can have trouble controlling my anger. I hate that sometimes I make people feel afraid or wary. This poem invoked the same feeling, only in regard to race relations. I understand it very well. Another thing that makes Hughes great - he can get you to feel what he wants you to feel.

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Tyler hiyugi 12 March 2018

It might mean beware of the tornado for it says it uproots trees. I really like it

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Kevin Taylor 07 March 2018

Caveat lector! Caveat!

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Rayana Douglas Ottley 28 May 2017

This is one of the poems where what it says is actually y not the meaning. This poem is about black people during slavery they we r slaves; sweet docile humble and kind. Now here is the warning warning the whites that they will stand up for their rights which they did

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