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    “An artist must be free to choose what he does, certainly, but he must also never be afraid to do what he might choose.” Poet, novelist and social activist, Langston Hughes was a proud, black American citizen entrenched within a society where racial segregation was strictly enforced. Challenging dominant perspectives regarding race, colour and the identity of being American, Langston Hughes stood up for those who were marginalised. As a result, he became a figurehead for those standing up for racial pride and equality. Within the essence of this quote, Hughes inadvertently summarises his life as a proud supporter of American’s rights. However, the exploitation of predominantly African American labourers based solely on social status and the…

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    Writing Performance Task In the poem, “As I Grew Older”, by Langston Hughes, he proves that life has its hardships and sometimes they can be difficult to overcome. The poem describes how there is a major obstacle and how he struggles to overcome it. Langston Hughes conveys that during hard times, one might be in despair, but can get through it with determination and a driven passion to do so. The author conveys despair and a sense of hopelessness throughout the poem by using language…

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    Langston Hughes

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    Dream Variations is a poem written by Langston Hughes... In his poem, Langston Hughes wishes for an untroubled life away from color harassment and racial discrimination... The title of the poem mentions Langston Hughes’s main themes, that is, dreams, particularly the dreams of African Americans...Langston Hughes tells that this poem is dedicated to the workers, roustabouts and singers, and job hunters...In the poem, Hughes’s embraces and tries to embrace, day and night, light and dark, white and…

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    Langston Hughes Biography

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    During the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes was a prevalent author who voiced the struggles of African Americans through his work. His stories and poems were an outlet in which he painted a vibrant picture of the daily experiences of African Americans. Hughes lures readers in with his firsthand outlook on the endeavors of those sharing his heritage and background. Racism is widely known, but Hughes takes readers to a personal level as he describes his everyday experiences with it. He…

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    Langston Hughes Influences

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    Langston Hughes, who is a dominant poet of the Harlem Renaissance, has been significantly influenced by both the sounds and traditions of the growing blues and jazz community. The Harlem Renaissance is a 1920’s movement in Harlem, New York that sparked an increased growth in the art scene/community, largely seen in music, literature, and fashion. Considering Hughes such a strong advocator and lover of both jazz and blues music, he then began to write poetry in a style which was very heavily…

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    One might believe that Langston Hughes dreamed for equality throughout the human race, he raced toward that dream by exposed his peoples’ culture to the white public and was often the voice of his people, therefore Hughes is one if the main reasons black culture is celebrated today. Langston Hughes, or James Mercer, was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin Missouri. He died May 22, 1967 in New York City (Webster 209). Born with a racial background of African, French, Native American, and English…

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    James Mercer Langston Hughes, the great poet, novelist, social activist, columnist, and playwright himself was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. During his life he wrote numerous plays and many different works of poetry. He published his first book of poetry in 1926 at the age of 24. The book was called The Weary Blues, it was a standout because Hughes established a theme to recognize black heritage and he also used jazz rhythm and dialect to focus on urban black lives. Hughes is…

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    In the short story “Dreams” by Langston Hughes, Langston shows that if you are striving for a goal, you must hold on to it, persevere and protect it. If you give up life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly and a barren field frozen with snow. First off in the beginning of the poem it is saying that you must protect and continue to strive for your dream, if not it will eventually die. This is because in the poem it says “Hold onto dreams for if dreams die”. So what the author is trying…

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    Langston Hughes Legacy

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    trying to help find their own cultural identity. Langston Hughes was an author who helped form the American Voice by setting the precedent for African American civil rights works and launching the Harlem Renaissance into full effect. Langston Hughes used the many experiences of his life and the world around him to mold himself…

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    Who Is Langston Hughes

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    One of my American poets I chose is Langston Hughes. He was born on February 1, 1902 in Joplin, Missouri. Mr. Hughes is a very educated African American man that came from a background of intelligence and educators. In fact, his uncle, John Mercer Langston, was the first African American to be elected to public office. Langston Hughes is a living example of the saying, “You can do what you want”. He moved and was raised by his grandmother after the separation of his parents and she put a since…

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