"Let America Be America Again" and Sociology
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Langston Hughes was one of the world's most important interpreters of the African-American experience in the United States during the decade prior to World War II and the subsequent Civil Rights Movement. Hughes published a variety of famous works, including the thought-provoking poem, "Let America Be America Again". The paper shows that in this poem, Hughes presents a strong awareness of the American dream, yet talks about it as if it were a thing of the past, even to those who had once believed in it and even profited from it. The paper shows how Hughes cleverly uses a method of physical disconnection to demonstrate how Negroes, at the time, never experienced the American Dream. The paper also shows how Hughes' writing style is influenced by his race and culture, showing hints of jazz and blues in the poem.
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