Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was a major voice of the Harlem Renaissance. He authored poems, plays, children's books, novels, and short stories. 'A Raisin in the Sun' and 'The Weary Blues' were among his accomplishments. His simple and straightforward style helped him become popular among ordinary people.

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What is the setting for the short story Berry by Langston Hugebes?

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When did Langston Hughes become famous?

in 1926

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When did Langston Hughes write Merry-Go-Round?

1914

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Who was Langston Hughes family members?

his mom was carrie. his dad was james. his brother was john. his grandma was mary. his grandpa was charles.

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Was Langston hughes father a slave?

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What is the theme of Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes?

The Theme simply has to postpone one's deepest dreams and desires can lead to destruction of ones self.

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Did Langston hughes win any awards for his writing?

yes

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Why is the poem cross Langston Hughes entitled cross?

because the narrator is a CROSS between and black and white

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What does Langston Hughes Friendly in a Friendly way mean?

In the poem "Friendly in a Friendly Way" the poet helps us to understand all benefits of our life. If you are friendly to the world, the world is friendly to you.

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Thank you ma'am by Langston Hughes?

It's about a boy fail mugging attempt turned into a life lesson.

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What did Langston Hughes do?

Langston was an American novelist, a playwright, short story writer, columist ,and also a poet...
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Who were Langston Hughes role models that influenced him?

marquice rucker a baskeball player and traxk runner

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What is the name of the woman in Thank you ma'am the short story?

Mrs. Luella bates Washington jones

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Who was Langston Hughes?

A man who was passionate that set several goals for himself such as being the second African American poet.

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When did Langston Hughes get married?

1963 he got married to a lady named......

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Why did Langston Hughes go to russia?

To meet with other authors

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What metaphor is in Langston Hughes poem mother to son?

life ain't crystal staircase- life isn't that easy

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Content analysis of The Negro Speaks of Rivers?

There are a lot of resources online providing detailed explainations to the Negro Speaks of Rivers. The poem's main focus is to describe the wealth in heritage that the African Americans have been able to accumulate. The wide usage of imagery provides this perfect example. The poem is split into logical divisions although there are no stanzas in this short poem. First, the speaker is diverging information about the river, then drifting into the actual rivers by the Euphrates, Congo, the Nile, and ultimately the Mississippi River. The Euphrates and Congo were where the African Americans were free, they lives depended on the river (just like how heritage defines a person). However, the poem drifts into the details surrounding the Nile and the Mississippi, a clear break into African Americans as slaves. Although the pyramids are described as a wonder of the world, it was African Americans who built it. As Abe Lincoln traveled down the Mississippi, he saw the oppression that the slaves were treated with. In part, the poem's meaning is symbolical with the accounts that Hughes' grandmother provided him with. Their skin turned from a muddy color into something golden can be a metaphor for the end of slavery in the deep south with the Emancipation Proclaimation. Keep in mind that Langston Hughes was a participant in the Civil Rights Movement. At the poem of the poem, he points out that the rivers are dusky. Despite all the promises made with the Emancipation Proclaimation, the African Americans were still reestricted. As time passed by, the African Americans have gained a sort of wisdom through their hardships and heritage. Although each river mentioned is seperated, they are all rivers. The rivers run as deep as the roots of all African Americans. One of the main things I cannot stress enough is that the word Negro only appears in the title, thus, the poem can describe the heritage of almost all the races. Quite a stunning poem if you look at the imagery and figurative language all together.

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Point of view Langston Hughes Early Autumn?

First person

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Analysis of 'I too sing America' by Langston Hughes?

I need this to for a test grade in English

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What type of poetry did Langston Hughes write?

Langston hughes poems were jazz

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What is the prose story berry by Langston Hughes about?

The short story 'Berry' by Langston Hughes is about a black man who as been hired at last minute at a home for the crippled due to the previous worker leaving the job. He was judged because he was black therefore color prejudice was shown. He was the only black person working at the home and because he was black he was underpaid. He knew he was being underpaid for all the work he was doing as the other workers would ask him to do their work, but he did this without complaining because jobs were hard to come by especially for a black person in society at that time and he was hungry where he had been before so he kept the job.

Berry noticed that the crippled children were being treated unfairly as only when a parent came to visit they prepared the good food this shows that the workers were not genuine. Berry became more familiar with the children and they developed a love for him unfortunately one of the days when the children were being taken to the beach on the sand everyone wanted to be carried by him and one of the children fell from his chair. the other workers were upset and the head maid ran to call for the doctor who came immediately but the child refused to let go off Berry and go with the doctor though he eventually had to. The child was not hurt badly but the other workers all blamed Berry for what happened to the child. he was fired immediately without being paid and without the others looking at all the good he had done.

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Why was Langston Hughes famous for?

He was a renowned Black poet that fluorished during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

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How did Langston Hughes's experiences influence his politics?

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