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    Langston Hughes: The Negro In his poem, the Negro, Langston Hughes discuss what it’s like to be a negro from the very beginning of slavery to his current situation now. This poem is written during 1922 were the African American is fighting the injustice of prejudice and discrimination and fighting towards civil rights and equality something still going on presently in America. Langston Hughes was an African American poet, social activist, novelist and one of the earliest innovators of the then new

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    talking about the poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes. So first of all PERSON 2 who is Langston Hughes and when did he write “The Negro Speaks of Rivers”? Langston Hughes was a novelist, fiction, poet, playwright and fiction writer. He is known for his insightful, colorful portrayals of black life in America from the twenties through to the sixties and was important in shaping the artistic contributions of the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes wrote the poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” while

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    Langston Hughes who is full name is James Mercer Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri, The son of American teacher Carrie(Carolina) mercer (1872/3-1938) and James Nathaniel Hughes (1871-1934).Hughes parents separated soon after this birth. Hughes’s father left the family, divorced Carrie, moved to Cuba, and then to Mexican, to escape the racism prevalent in the united states. This mother also moves around.Hughes was raised primarily by this maternal grandfather, mary

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    Langston Hughes expresses his life experiences by voicing his feelings about how African-Americans remain just as much a part of America as any white person. Hughes starts communicating his opinions in the very first poem he ever wrote entitled “Negro Speaks of Rivers” by saying, “I’ve seen its muddy/bosom turn all golden in the sunset.” The muddy river represents Hughes’s race, and the transformation of the river in the sun mirrors how blacks, once slaves of the whites, gained freedom because of

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    That’s basically what happen in this poem “Negro” by Langston Hughes. In this poem the speaker relate the history, and the life living of African American through the 19th till nowadays. They were victim of slavery, racism, and discrimination. However Hughes, wrote this poem in five stanza, and use symbolism, imagery with a ton of sadness and proud. Langston starts in the first stanza with letting as much personality identity. He says that he is a Negro. This reflects that the speaker needs with

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    Langston Hughes is a well-known African American poet that was around during the Harlem Renaissance. Growing up, he understood that, at the time, living in America was very different if you were an African American or a white person. African Americans were being discriminated against and are being oppressed. Hughes believed that African Americans deserved equality, and he showed this through his poems. The characters presented in these four poems know of their difficulties – from racism to poverty

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    Mason Hughes Mrs. Whaley English 3 Hon. 13 November 2017 Langston Hughes Langston Hughes, who wrote in the mid 1900’s, can be better understood by studying his struggles with racism and segregation, his foreign affairs, and his involvement with anti-racist movements like the NAACP. One of his most popular poems, The Negro Speaks of Rivers, can be better understood by studying his childhood, his impact on young writers,and his influences. Langston Hughes is easily understood with knowledge of his

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    In the poem “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” Langston Hughes illustrates that though life may be filled with hardships, life will get better in the end. The author shows this by talking about the trials and tribulations of people of color. In the poem, the author goes back in time to describe a period before and during slavery. Langston Hughes brings the setting back by starting off the poem with “I’ve known rivers.” (Hughes,769) The past tense of the word know tells me what the author has become close

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    Langston Hughes in “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” is speaking about the path that African Americans had to take to get to where they are and how he too has faced and seen many things in his lifetime. He uses repetition in his statement “I’ve known rivers”, which he uses three times throughout the short poem. Reminding the reader to pay attention to the long journey they overcame. He first speaks on how the struggles of African Americans began in ancient times. Referencing them going back before the

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    The Rivers Tell The Story “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes is said to be one of his earliest and most anthologized poems to be written (Taylor-Thompson). Throughout the poem, Hughes puts extra importance on the river’s role in African American society. Hughes uses repetition, simile, and metaphor to support the poems theme of memory and the past. First, Hughes uses the element of repetition to support the theme of memory and the past. In Hughes short poem, the line “I’ve known rivers”

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