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Selected Poems by Langston Hughes
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Oct 22, 2016

it was amazing
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Hughes’s literary stardom and continued contemporary appeal often allow him to epitomize the essence of the Harlem Renaissance poets. One of the most popular and well-known figures of Harlem’s artistic era, Hughes’s poems resonate with a powerful voice. His often anthologized poems have become trademark symbols of the African-American experience before the Civil Rights Movement. This volume brings together many of his most popular and engaging pieces, such as “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” “The Weary Blues,” “Mother to Son,” and “Dream Deferred.” This collection serves as a wonderful representation of the wisdom, hope, courage, and struggle of African Americans.

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