Langston Hughes Analytical Essay by RightRiters

Langston Hughes
This paper presents an analysis of Hughes' poetry looking at his influence on "soul" music.
# 22571 | 1,180 words | 7 sources | APA | 2002 | US

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The paper begins with an introduction on the relationship between Hughes and blues poetry. It then turns to an examination of some of his poetry. It discusses his poetry as being about "the African American community who had been made invisible in terms of society as the white majority forced them to live on the fringes of civilization." It discusses a definition given by Houston Baker on African-American creativity and relates this definition to Hughes' work. It studies the theme of his work as the search for African-American identity and closely analyzes one of his poems to illustrate its points. The paper concludes by exploring the appearance of simplicity in Hughes poetry.

From the Paper:

"Through the simple words he wrote Hughes poems presented thoughts and themes that captured the attention of the black reader and took them on a journey to find their "lost" souls in a land where their presence was unacknowledged. His words formed the basis of the "blues," which was "soul" music."

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