However, there is an optimistic undertone in that the speaker does show how much African Americans have endured. It is obvious that Hughes believes that "black power" will reemerge in one form or another. Through the course of this poem the speaker is basically saying that he has seen black history from beginning to end and underst... ... middle of paper ... ...t he has had some traumatic experience in which the white man has treated him poorly. Very similar to the rest of the poems it is obvious that the theme of this poem involves black society taking action as a whole. It is not enough to "sing" freedom.
Langston Hughes was passionate about expressing the lives of black people through his poetry. His poetry expressed the pain and suffering that black people had to endure. Many critics have claimed that Langston Hughes created an unattractive view of black life through his poetry, but he was only demonstrating the realities of their lives. He didn’t make up stories about how great life was; he wrote realistically about the fear, segregation, and lost innocence of the black race. Langston Hughes left an immense impression on the literature of his time period.
The steps seam hard at first, but with practice they are actually fun to perform. A rond de jambe is perhaps the move that holds the most enjoyment for the smallest ballerinas to perform. To be really good at ballet is to understand the history and enjoy classical music. My first dance studio, the instructor taught the history of ballet as well as the meaning behind all the moves and steps. My all time favorite ballet to watch is the Nutcracker, music wrote by non other than Tchaikovsky.
Some blacks have moved on from it, but some continue to use slavery as an excuse to not progress in life. It should be noted that Revell draws the most attention to the middle of the poem. The poem itself is masked because it never specifically says who its linked too, even though most would infer that it is linked to the black race. Revell concludes that Dunbar left aside the preconceived image of what it meant to be black in America, and spoke “only from his heart” (1) .
Sh... ... middle of paper ... ...aga asked her to dance at her concert as a back up dancer but she had to decline because she got a better offer. Dance is Marzena's life, she loves it and is good at it. In conclusion, fashionable Marzena is very sweet, loyal and is a great dancer. She has the best outfits out of everybody in her grade. She is very loyal which makes her a great listener.
In contrast to this vernacular, "We Wear The Mask" was written in formal English which adds to the over-all anonymous aspect of the poem. He wrote with his experiences as an African- American but presented them in a way that any would understand. It's purpose was to masquerade the race of the poet so that the poem would be relatable to any reader, allowing it to make an impact and enable a shared compassion between humans without definity. The poem actually begins with the congregate voice of African-Americans as we. Because he choose not to write as I the connection to the author is removed and allows the audience to further assume the personae of the author as anonymous.
Countee Cullen like Hughes was a notable African American poet who was also fed up with the injustice that his people were receiving at the time. In this poem Cullen questions the workings of the almighty God. He asks why God does so many poor things to good objects, whether that is the smallest of creatures to the biggest man . Cullen then concludes by asking why did He make a poet during this time black? With this question Cullen is questioning why in a world where African American people are treated so poorly would God make him a poet.
Dunbar's poem shows African- Americans internal emotions such as anger, fears, and sadness. He uses metaphors to explain what cannot be said in words because most African-Americans didn't want to come off as weak. So they hide their emotions behind a mask that looked like they were content with everything. The poem starts with Dunbar using the word "WE”. He used this word twice, once in the title and the next in the first line of the poem, so this word stands for something.
Some of the poems are strident political protests or social criticism, while other depicts Harlem life including poverty, prejudice, hunger, hopelessness, and other themes. Hughes tried to maintain an artistic detachment despite his deep emotions with respect to the feelings expressed in his poems. He tried, though unsuccessfully in some poems, to depict the universal while at the same time specifically using African American issues, themes, and speech. We see this in color, "Wear it / Like a banner / For the proud - / Not like a shroud" (Langston 2). We can see in this poem that Hughes' work depicts the universal experience of being ostracized or oppressed for what one cannot change, but we also see it is directly targeting the black experience with such conditions.
Langston Hughes was the best writer of the Harlem Renaissance. He wanted his poems to the point and simple, rather than complex and wordy. His works were not written in sonnet like many other black poets. He believes that poem from African American poet should be different from their experiences. He wanted to tell real stories that including good and bad times that happen.