What Is The Tone Of The Negro Speaks Of Rivers

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Poet, Langston Hughes, in his poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," hyperbolizes his deep connection with the rivers with African heritage. Hughes' purpose was to express his pride of his african heritage through the language of first-person. Hughes' use of repetition sets the poem to be more nostalgic later on: "I bathed," "I built," "I looked", "I heard". He uses this tone in order to appeal a similar nostalgic feeling in his african american readers.

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