A Summary Of Langston Hughes Theme For English B?

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Born in 1902, Hughes instantly had two dreams to go to college and become a writer. And although he might be well known for his expressive poems, his real interest was in theater. According to Brenda Murphy from Bloom’s Literature, “He wrote more than 60 plays, 23 in collaboration with others and 40 as sole author” (Murphy). It’s very amazing to know that his real passion is for theater, but he is well known for his poems. Langston Hughes spent most of his days studying English and writing, until eventually he submitted some of his poems and plays into a magazine called Brownies’ Books. But this wasn’t enough for Hughes, he wanted more for himself and on June of 1921, “"The Negro Speaks of Rivers" was published in The Crisis” according to Cindy Dyson’s article “Hughes, Langston”. They even devoted a full page of his poems and at the age of 19 he became a regular in the most important journal in black America.
Langston Hughes underwrote a wonderful influence on black culture throughout the United States during the period known as the Harlem Renaissance. He was considered to be one of the most creative and most-recognized black poets of the Harlem Renaissance.
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He creates a physical and passionate description so that his readers can image what he’s writing. In his poem “Theme for English B” he shares his experience of being the only the black person in his class. According to Tran Emin Tunc who wrote the “The American Dream in the poetry of Langston Hughes” he explains that Hughes, “realizes that because of his race, his page will not remain "white" but will be "colored" by his experiences and identity as an African American” (Tran). Because there was much tension between the two races, Langston Hughes knew that there may be a chance that his work wouldn’t be graded fairly. Even though people didn’t see blacks and white as equals, the only thing Hughes wanted was to live in

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