Which is the best example of a popular theme found in the art and literature of the Harlem Renaissance?
Which lines from "Madam and the Rent Man" by Langston Hughes best reflect the bold attitude working-class people were developing after the Harlem Renaissance?
Before I'd payI'd go to HadesAnd rot away!
Back window's cracked,Kitchen floor squeaks,There's a rat in the cellar,
He said, Madam,It's not up to me.
Read the excerpt from "Madam and the Rent Man" by Langston Hughes.
He said, Madam, I ain't pleased! I said, Neither am I. So we agrees!
Which best describes the poet's attitude in the last two lines of the stanza?
Read the following excerpt from "Madam and the Rent Man" by Langston Hughes.
The poet chooses to use slang in this stanza because it
avoids using informal language, which is not appropriate for poems.
provides a standard rhyme within the stanza, which makes the poem easier to understand.
shows a bond between Madam and the rent man that suggests they will resolve their differences.
The tone of a poem is the poet's
word choice and how it affects the images.
sentence structure and punctuation choices.
pattern of rhythm throughout each stanza.
I said, Listen, Before I'd payI'd go to Hades And rot away!
What word best describes the poet's attitude in this stanza?
Langston Hughes's poem "Madam and the Rent Man" reflects its historical setting because
Madam is at the mercy of a rent man who does not care and takes advantage of her.
Madam's words show her frustration about being treated unfairly and her determination to fight for what is right.
Madam does not feel that she has the power to stand up for herself when confronted by the rent man.
The sink is broke, The water don't run, And you ain't done a thingYou promised to've done.
Which implies that the rent man has known about the problems in the apartment but has done nothing to repair them?
Which line from the poem "Madam and the Rent Man" is the best example of slang?
Back window's cracked
It's not up to me
I said, Neither am I
The word choice in the line "I'd go to Hades" implies that the speaker
does not have the money to pay the rent.
plans to pay the rent man as soon as possible.
would rather do anything than pay the rent.
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