Literary Analysis Of Langston Hughes

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(A Literary Analysis of Langston Hughes’ Poems) The nineteenth and twentieth centuries were impressive times for the growing of several different cultures. One of the main cultures that grew through those time periods was that of the black community. Those with darker skin color were pushed to their limits and they were still able to persevere. One writer in particular truly made a influence not only on his culture but on the rest of America, too. Langston Hughes was an astonishing influence in the growth of the African American lifestyle. Hughes wrote several impacting poems in his lifetime. Langston Hughes wrote four different poems that each held an impactful message. To begin, in the first poem called The
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So, for an assignment he wrote the poem , I, Too, which states “I, too, am America” (Line 18). That one line was so controversial, and many would argue that the excerpt from the poem is still controversial today. Hughes had to have an immense amount of confidence to write that poem, especially to a racist professor, but because of that poem, and especially the last line, it gave people of color the confidence they needed to begin to stand up for themselves!
Thirdly, Hughes writes a message of dreaming big in Dream Variations. “To fling my arms wide in some place of the sun…That is my dream” (Lines 1-2 & 9). Hughes dreams of being able to freely walk among white people, but is unable to do so due to the time era. That is why he continually dreams. C. Dale Young once said, “You are more and, sometimes, you are less.” In certain areas of America during this time period, those of color were treated fairly well, whereas in other areas, blacks were treated as though they were less than human! Sometimes people mean more in one place than they do in another place. That, though, is why it is so important to continue to dream. People need to push to make their dreams become a reality. Hughes pushed himself to his fullest extent in his life, and now he is one of the most respected writers in American history. All of this shows that we must never stop
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