Langston Hughes

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This paper will be about Langston Hughes and will discuss the topics hughes felt were important and his poems will be broken down to show you there was and is a deeper meaning behind everything. and all of his poems can be interpreted in many ways and can even be analyzed and can be relatable to all races.

Langston Hughes is a well known African American writer /poet. Hughes is known for his hunger for change and the way he went about addressing the changes he felt needed to be made. Hughes addressed these points in different ways through his poems and his novels, each one had a deeper meaning and a specific them than the title.Langston Hughes addressed the topics and his poems have a deeper meaning behind
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However, Hughes also seemed somewhat reminiscent of the south, as he started describing the “cotton and the moon, warmth, earth, warmth, the sky, the sun, the stars, the magnolia-scented South.” He called the south, “beautiful, like a woman,” but hughes also calls the south “a dark-eyed whore...cruel...syphilitic.”Hughes admits that he would love the south, if only the south would love him back instead of turning its back on him because he was black. With no place for him in the south, hughes stated he started seeking the north as a “kinder” alternative where his children would be able to escape the racism, hatred, and violence that is known in the south. The poem offered insight into how African Americans viewed the south. This showed he was willing to see the good in all bad situations. and that changed everyones outlook on the south even though he confused some. Hughes had a different style of writing,his style was simple yet smart he had lots info to back up his thoughts and opinions he had a need to let people see how he viewed things hoping to have a positive an effective outcome for the future generations. Hughes had a big need with trying to hope for a better and brighter future with everything being better than what he

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