Analysis Of Harlem Sweeties By Langston Hughes

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In “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” The speaker Hughes asserts that he has referred to rivers as ancient as the world, more seasoned than the blood that streams in our veins. His soul has developed profound, much the same as the rivers. He expounds on bathing in the Euphrates toward the start of civilization, and later, he fabricated a hut along the Congo and tuned in to the river as he nodded off. He took a gander at the Nile and watched the pyramids rise adjacent; he heard the sloppy Mississippi sing when Abraham Lincoln flew out to New Orleans. He rehashes that he has known ancient, dusky rivers, and his soul has developed profound like the rivers. On the other hand, McKay’s poem is about the past which was faced by the speaker as a great …show more content…

The poem Harlem Sweeties by Hughes reflects the post World War II state of mind of many African Americans. The Great Depression was over, the war was over, yet for African Americans the dream, whatever particular shape it took, was all the while being deferred. Whether one's dream is as mundane as hitting the numbers or as noble as planning to see one's children reared properly, Langston Hughes takes them all seriously; he takes the deferral of each dream to heart. The whole poem is worked in the structure of rhetoric. The speaker of the poem is black poet. Black people were given the dreams of equity and equality. Be that as it may, these dreams never came true. Despite legal, political and social consensus to abrogate the apartheid, black people would never experience the indiscriminate society. In "The Harlem …show more content…

I think Cullen feels as though this woman has no privilege to surmise that she is better than others. A great many people believe in heaven everyone is equal. So taking a gander at this present woman's state of mind was a very regular stereotype for the time this piece was written in American history. In poem “Incident” towards the beginning of the poem, the tone is one of fear. Amid the middle of the poem, the poem carries a stern and bold tone. The tone changes now however the next lines in the poem read, and so I smiled, yet he poked out His tongue, and called me, Nigger. This is the change in tone, from excited to be in Baltimore, to being nearly slapped in the face by another tyke from that town. The next line, I saw the whole of Baltimore From May until December, tells the audience the time period of which he stayed in Baltimore with the incident in the back of his mind.
Both of these poems represent the social issue of racial differences that were present in societies of that time when these poems were written. These poems highlight the social and political issues related to racial differences and what should be in replace of racial differences to make the societies socially and politically stable.

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