The Negro Speaks Of Rivers By Langston Hughes Analysis

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Many African Americans had trouble equality a while back and even some nowadays. Langston Hughes is the greatest of Harlem Renaissance writers. He wrote four poems that all connect with African Americans and their difference of equality with whites. All human beings should be treated the same and should all be equal. “For many African Americans, it is difficult to rebrand the American Flag and the national anthem.” (Nichols). The American flag shows freedom and it is hard to show respect when you don’t get the freedom it is representing. Race and color should not matter with equality and all Americans should be treated the same. Some slavery, got so intense, it would make trouble in family life. “Slavery not only inhibited family formation but made stable, secure family life difficult if not impossible.” (Williams). Slavery was hard on many families and it made it a challenge. In the four poems by Langston Hughes, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, I, Too, Dream Variations, and Refuge in America, they all talk about equality and the freedom and liberty that everyone deserves. A big message in Langston Hughes poem, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, is the message of freedom. This poem talks and explains a lot about rivers, but thinking deep down it begins to focus on African Americans and their lack of freedom. A river flows easy and is free to do whatever. This is referring to what blacks should be able to do, like a river, flow and have freedom to do what they want. In Langston Hughes
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