Dreams in Langston Hughes Poems

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Langston Hughes’ challenging background, ethnicity, and era of life can all be thought of reasons as to why his style of writing relates among discrimination and unsettling topics. Although his writing can be said to bring hope to the African Americans, his style can be frightening and daunting when taken the time to read his pieces. They may not seem real, but they are his way of interpreting and informing the future of what African Americans, like himself, had to go through and what they had to experience. Although some of his writing pieces tell about horrible and sad times of the African American people, throughout his poems he brings hope and peace for the culture. The pieces he wrote may not be pleasant to read, however, the past is America’s history, and poetry is part of the history. Langston Hughes focused on dreams in his poetry in hopes of bringing his dream of bringing harmonious relations between blacks and whites to reality.
After looking at information on Langston Hughes’ life, it’s simple to understand why his poems all relate in similar topics including black discrimination and slavery. There were different and separate times in his life where he experienced topics related to these things. Langston Hughes was born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1st, 1902. His mother, Carrie Langston, and his father, James Hughes, divorced when Langston was a child, so he went to live with his grandmother until he was thirteen. He then moved to Lincoln, Illinois with his mother and stepfather. His life included a lot of moving around to different places around the United States, because later he moved to Ohio and then finally started making a life in Columbia, New York. He was an assistant cook, launderer, and a bus boy. ...

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