Discussion: Langston Hughes

Read “Theme for English B” by Langston Hughes very carefully. 2. Write your own poem in the spirit of Hughes’ poem in which you follow the same prompt that Hughes was given: “Go home and write a page tonight. And let that page come out of you— Then, it will be true.” 3. After writing your poem, explain how it connects to the theme and structure of Hughes’ poem. 4. Cite your sources in MLA format From the Norton Anthology: Langston Hughes • Biographical information • All of his poems in the anthology The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Mother to Son, Danse Africane, Jazzonia, Dream Variations, The Weary Blues, I Too, Jazz Band in a Parisian Cabaret, Johannesburg Mines, Homesick Blues, Mulatto, Song for a Dark Girl, Gal’s Cry for a Dying Lover, Dear Lovely Death, Afro-American Fragment, Negro Servant, Christ in Alabama, Cubes, Ballad of the Landlord, Madam and the Rent Man, Trumpet Player, Song for Billie Holiday, Dream Boogie, Harlem, Motto, The for English B, The Big Sea • “The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain- https://www.poetryfoundation.org/articles/69395/the-negro-artist-and-the-racial-mountain

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