When performing critical analysis of the poetry of Langston Hughes, readers should be aware of the context and time during which the poem was written and the cadence of the poem. Hughes wrote about the experiences of wor... More »

Langston Hughes contributed greatly to society with his poetry, books and plays. Hughes was also a columnist for the Chicago Defender. Many consider Hughes to have been an important writer during the Harlem Renaissance i... More »

Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent black poets of the Harlem Renaissance. His accomplishments include publishing his first poem, "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," to critical acclaim; winning several major literar... More »

In the poem "Life Is Fine" by Langston Hughes, the speaker talks about things he might do if other circumstances did not exist. For one, if the water in the river was not so cold, he would stay in and drown. If his apart... More »

Langston Hughes was the author of the poem "Harlem." Hughes was a poet, novelist, social activist, columnist, essayist and playwright. He was considered the leader of the Harlem Renaissance. More »

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Frequently referred to incorrectly as "Dreams" or ""Dream Deferred," the poem "Harlem" by Langston Hughes first appeared in print in 1951. The short poem appeared originally as part of the poetry collection titled "Monta... More »

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Langston Hughes was a poet and author whose work using African-American themes made him one of the primary contributors to the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s. He also found fame as a social activist, playwright and colu... More »