Langston Hughes was born on February 1, 1902 and died on May 22, 1967. Langston Hughes Attended a high School in Cleveland, Ohio. While in Grammar school in Lincoln, Hughes was elected class poet. Langston Hughes wrote different types of literature. He had wrote novels, Short stories, and poems. Langston Hughes wrote many different types of poems. Some of his poems that he have written are 50-50, Ardella, Catch, and Cross. Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, play wright and columnist. He was one of the earliest innovators of the the-new literary art form called jazz poetry.
Here is one of Langston Hughes poem:
Out of darkness
All the songs you know
And throw them at the sun
Before they melt like snow
This poem is a lyric poem. It expresses the thoughts and feelings of Langston hughes. The simile in the poem is "Before they melt like snow", and the metaphor is "All the songs you know and throw them at the sun". I think what langston hughes meant in this poem is that people bring flowers in respect for the family of the deceased and the deceased himself. I had chose this poem because i liked the way it sounds, rhymes the meaning of the poem, and the metaphor and simile. What I like the most about the poem is the rhyme and rhythm.
The elements of poetry I see in the poem are Sound devices such as rhyme and rhythm, figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
The sound devices for rhyme were know and snow. The sound devices for Rhythm is "Gat-her quick-ly out of dark-ness all the songs you know." The figurative language for metaphors are "all the songs you know and throw them at the sun." The figurative language for simile is "before they melt like snow." The sensory language appeals to touch because they had to touch or grab their songs out of the darkness and throw them into the sun.