Analysis Of The Poem ' Theme For English B ' By Langston Hughes

868 Words Nov 8th, 2016 4 Pages
After WW1, blacks were still racially oppressed in America. Many African Americans relocated toward the northern urban areas to look for employment. Blacks still confronted segregation in business, in schools, and public accommodations. Despite everything, they confronted less issues towards voting rights than those in the southern states. The Harlem Renaissance was a literary, artistic, and intellectual movement that occurred in Harlem, New York. It was the resurrection of the African American culture in the 1920 's. Blacks were given their motivation to verse, music, workmanship, and design. These black authors, performers, and craftsmen, for example, Paul Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Bessie Smith, Duke Ellington, and Aaron Douglass gave us bits of knowledge of African American culture. In the poem "Theme for English B," Langston Hughes utilizes imagery, repetition, language, and tone to illustrate African American battles for equality.
Hughes uses place imagery to represent a regular day in the student 's life as he tries to comprehend his tasks. "The steps from the hill lead down into Harlem through a park, then I cross St. Nicholas, Eighth Avenue, Seventh, and I come to the Y, the Harlem Branch Y, where I take the elevator up to my room, sit down, and write this page" (11-15). Through these lines Hughes gives a visual of where the shaded student lives, his common routine of returning home from school, and the normality of his experience that makes him a normal person.…

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