Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Langston Hughes
A look at how both Emily Dickinson's poem, "Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church" and Langston Hughes' poem, "Mulatto" reflect the changes that were taking place in American society during the times the poems were written.
# 90746 | 675 words | 2 sources | 2006 |
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Analysis) , African-American Studies (Racism)
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This paper discusses how Emily Dickinson's poem, "Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church", and Langston Hughes' poem, "Mulatto", both reflect changes happening in each poet's generation even though the two poems are drastically different. The paper explains that Hughes' poem touches on the changes in the views and attitudes of African-Americans and whites in post-civil war America, while Dickinson poem touches on the theme of religion in her poem, showing how times have changed the way that faith and religious practice are viewed. In an analysis of Langston Hughes' poem, "Mulatto", the paper explains that the poem expresses the immense anger through images of rape, oppression, and mixed emotion. The very title and the indecision over being half white and half black represent many of the key issues in prejudice that were apparent in the early 1900s in America. That time was also complicated for people who were mulatto, like the author of this poem.
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