Langston Hughes, assignment help (2 page paper plus references)

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• Langston Hughes: After reading the background information on your chosen poet, choose the poem you want to analyze within the poet’s section in DiYanni and write a 2-3 page essay that answers ONE of the following prompts: 

1.) Discuss the values exemplified in the poem. Consider, that is, the cultural, moral, social, or ethical norms that either appear explicitly in the poem or are implied by it. Identify those values, relate them to your own, and comment on their significance. See Chapter 10 (pages 501-504) of Literature by DiYanni for more information. 

2.) Analyze the elements (imagery, diction, symbolism, rhyme, etc.) of the poem. How do these poetic elements create and convey the poem’s theme (or themes)? In other words, what is the point of the poem, and how does the author utilize the various poetic elements to get his point across? Be specific. See Chapter 12 of Literature by DiYanni for more information about the elements of poetry. 

3.) Consider the historical and social context of the poem. How did the poet work within and/or against the prevailing social attitudes, moral beliefs, or cultural dispositions of his or her time? See Chapter 31 (pages 1565-1567) of Literature by DiYanni for more information. 

(See Chapters 10-13 of Literature by DiYanni for more information on reading and writing about poetry. Grading: Write a structured, organized essay with a clear thesis statement; paragraphs with unity, development, and coherence; an engaging introduction; and an effective conclusion that reiterates your main points. In other words, write a strong, detailed essay about the poem you choose to discuss. Revise and edit your paper thoroughly before turning it in. Remember, also, to use quotes and otherwise reference your poem, and be sure to cite any outside sources that you reference with both in-text citations and reference page citations)

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Langston Hughes a historical poet used his poems to express the social and cultural
depositions during his time. In his poems the main theme is on racism and discrimination on the
black people. Through poetry he was able to bring to light how the African American during his
era was treated. The social and cultural factors influenced most of poems by this popular
American writer. He used his own experience I the way he lived to write down his poems and
thus the poems were not at all fictional but a reflection of the real life faced by the people during
his era.

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