Langston Hughes

The Langston Hughes Story By Iverson Brown 3/5/2014

Langston's Childhood

Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. His Full name was James Mercer Langston Hughes. His parents were Caroline Langston & James Hughes. Langston Hughes was an American Poet, Social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist. went to Central High school in Cleveland, Ohio at Columbia University in (1921-1922), Hughes also went to school at Lincoln University in (1926-1929).

Langston Hughes wrote 93 poems before he died. Langston Published his first poem in1921, His famous poem is believed to be "The Negro Speaks of Rivers", another poem that Hughes has written is "Genius Child", Here are two of his poems.

The Figurative Language Of this poem is Similie. The reason why i think this is because he is comparing a Good woman crying and No-good man because what Langston is saying is that the no-good man does not deserve her and that the good woman can do better.

This poem is also a Narrative poem. The reason why i think this is because he basically told the whole story in one verse when he say's "A good woman's crying for a no good man". making it seem like he has done something bad to the good- woman.

I Chose this poem because it talk's about how a woman loves a man that she know's she should let go of but she can't and it shows how sad it makes her that he is not worth her time, that they are not compatible, and that he is no good for her.

All of the elements i see in this poem ____________________________________________________________

  • Rhyme
  • Repetition
  • Symbol
  • Theme
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Rhythm

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The Figurative Language to this poem is Similie. I think the figurative language is Similie is because it is comparing the White and Black's to each other by saying how black's had been put in the back and the white where in the front.

This Poem is also a Lyric poem. The reason why i say this poem is a Lyric poem is because it show's emotion of how this speaker is feeling in this poem and how it was in the times this young boy was living in.

I Chose this poem because it is very interesting and it gives a short summary about how segregation was like between white's and black's.

All of the elements i see in this poem

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  • Rhyme
  • Rhythm
  • Alliteration
  • Theme
  • Symbol
  • Style

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I Chose this poem because it is very interesting and it gives a short summary about how segregation was like between white's and black's.

Langston Manhood!!!

Well it was believed that Langston Hughes never had children and it was also believed he was to be a homosexual! so he was never married.

Some plays that Langston wrote are "Black Nativity","Mule Bone","Tambourines to Glory", and "Jerico-Jim Crow".

The awards that Hughes has earned before he died are The Spingarn Medal, The Anisfield- Wolf Book Awards, and The Quill Award for Poetry.

Langston's Hughes Death

On May 22, 1967, Langston Hughes died from complications of prostate cancer. In Honor of Langston Hughes they played jazz and blues music. Langston Hughes was cremated as well his ashes are beneath the entrance of the Arthur Schomburg Center for Research in Black culture in Harlem. The inscription marking the spot features a line from Hughes's poem "The Negro Speaks of Rivers." It reads "My soul has grown deep like the rivers."

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