Langston Hughes poem

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I would like the following questions answered about the Langston Hughes poem "Harlem". 1. What is the main message of this poem? 2.How does Hughes create images throughout the poem? (Also, what 3 literary devices does he use consistently and how?) 3. Many lines in the poem, including the last one, are questions. Why do you think the poet wrote it this way? 4. Why do you think Hughes uses the word deferred rather than “put off” or “unfulfilled”? 5. Langston Hughes wrote this poem in 1951. In what ways is the poem a response to the time in which Hughes wrote it? How can the poem’s meaning apply to other situations? Briefly, explain why "Harlem" continues to be relevant for modern readers. (Use at least 5 sentences).

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