The Poetry Of Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, And Emily Dickenson

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Poetry has a way of evoking feelings that help to elicit themes. The poetry of Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, and Emily Dickenson have common themes of revelation and personhood. Throughout their poems portray images that allow the reader to feel and see things be uncovered and people transform their being. Revelation can be described as realizing or bringing something to light; personhood on the other hand, is the idea of being an individual and the qualities that make one an individual. Robert Frost describes both themes in his poetry. He speaks to life choices and how they influence the individual. Langston Hughes depicts ideas of dreams and identity in his poetry that help to describe the themes of revelation and personhood. Lastly, Emily Dickenson uses poetry to display revelation and personhood through describing truth. Langston Hughes wrote poetry that was well beyond his years and would have a lasting effect on the arts as a whole. Living through the heart of the Harlem Renaissance, Hughes was able to experience many changes in America. His poetry helped to bring to light dreams and aspirations for a better time and a better self. In doing so, he follows the theme of personhood describing the dreams and aspirations of the black man in the early to mid 1900’s. In his poem, I, Too, Hughes states, “Besides / They’ll see how beautiful I am / And be ashamed / I, too, am America” (Hughes, p.1279). In this poem Hughes depicts a black man that is discriminated…

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